These are drug sales. They carry upstate jail unless a drug program or a probationary sentence is worked out w/the DA or the judge.
Without more information, no one can give you a specific and accurate answer.
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Worst case scenario if convicted he can be sent to prison for up to nine years. There are other sentencing options available and prison is not mandatory. A drug program/diversion is also an option. He should have an attorney and review this all with him/her. S/he could best advise and guide him on the best course of action.
He is facing significant upstate jail time based on those accusations, however the truth is that jus because these are the charges he is facing does not mean these are the charges he will be found guilty of or will plead guilty to... this would greatly affect sentencing and a good and skilled attorney would make sure to get the best sentence for him.
While he faces up to 9 years in jail on the top charge of a B felony, if this case is pending in Brooklyn, I can tell you from personal experience as a Brooklyn Criminal Court Deputy that the DA is a strong proponent of treatment over incarceration. If his history of offenses have been to support a drug habit then a drug program is a realistic possibility.
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