Elmira man pleads guilty in heroin dealing case

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U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Andrew Tingling, 39, of Elmira, plead guilty before U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, one kilogram or more of heroin, and possession of a firearm as a convicted felon.

The charges carry a minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life, and a fine of $10,000,000. 

Assistant U.S. Robert A. Marangola, who is handling the case, stated that the charges stem from an investigation into the sale of heroin in the City of Elmira.

On March 1, 2019, a search warrant was executed at a residence in Elmira. During the search, law enforcement officers seized $70,593 in U.S. currency, paraphernalia for the processing, packaging, and distribution of narcotics, approximately 318 grams of heroin, and a loaded .22 caliber handgun.

Tingling was located and arrested inside the residence with a female.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 7, 2019, at 10:15 a.m. 

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