Wyandanch Man Sentenced for Role in Fatal Overdose

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 Justin Llewellyn
Justin Llewellyn, 35, of Wyandanch, was sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading guilty in March to Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree.

BABYLON, NY – A Wyandanch man, Justin Llewellyn, has been sentenced to nine years in prison for selling fentanyl and crack cocaine, which led to the fatal overdose of a 25-year-old woman, Yasmin DeLeon. This sentencing follows Llewellyn’s guilty plea in March to charges of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree.

The incident occurred on November 13, 2022, when Llewellyn sold the drugs to DeLeon and another individual at a hotel in Ronkonkoma. The following morning, DeLeon was found unresponsive and attempts to revive her with Narcan were unsuccessful. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Llewellyn was arrested and found in possession of narcotics, including fentanyl, and drug paraphernalia.

District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney highlighted the need for legislative changes, such as “Chelsey’s Law,” which would allow prosecutors to charge drug dealers with manslaughter if their sales lead to death. Currently, New York State law limits charges to the sale of drugs without additional penalties for resulting fatalities.

Llewellyn’s arrest was part of a broader investigation that led to the indictment of 21 defendants involved in narcotics and gun trafficking. This long-term investigation revealed extensive criminal activities, including the possession of illegal firearms and large quantities of drugs.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Raymond Coscia, Kristin Barnes, and Jacob Kubetz, with the investigation conducted by several law enforcement agencies, including the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office’s Fentanyl Task Force and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

Important: This story is categorized as a crime story and thus it is important to note that charges are accusations and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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