SIX YEAR SENTENCE HANDED DOWN IN DRUG CASE

A Superior Court Judge sentenced an Atlantic City man to six years in prison on Friday for a drug offense committed in 2009. In accordance with a plea agreement, Earle Barley, 56, must serve three years before becoming eligible for parole. On June 15, 2011, Barley pleaded guilty to distribution of heroin in a school zone in connection with a Nov. 9, 2009 incident in the Stanley Holmes Village housing complex. Atlantic City police observed Barley sell drugs to Ricardo Harris at Rosemont Place and Baltic Avenue. When police stopped Barley he was in possession of $121 in cash and Harris had several bags of heroin. Both Barley and Harris were arrested at the scene. Harris was sentenced previously, according to Assistant Prosecutor David Ruffenach, who represented the State.

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