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Man found with 1,249 envelopes of heroin on Route 17 learns fate

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(WBNG) -- An Endicott parolee who was found with more than 1,000 envelopes of heroin in his car during a traffic stop was sentenced Wednesday in Broome County Court.

Jahi Fatiu, 35, was sentenced to four years in prison with two years of parole, prosecutors tell 12 News.

Fatiu was arrested in February following a stop on Route 17 in Johnson City. Police pulled Fatiu over after the New York State Division of Parole issued a warrant.

Authorities say they found 1,249 glassine envelopes of heroin in Fatiu's vehicle, with a total value of around $12,500.

Police also confiscated $1,066 in suspected drug sale proceeds. Fatiu was ordered at his sentencing Wednesday to forfeit that amount. 

Authorities also searched a hotel room in the town of Union, where investigators say they found another 130 envelopes of heroin, packaging material and various controlled prescriptions.

Fatiu had been charged with three felony counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, three misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, and criminally using drug paraphernalia.

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