Pittsfield Man Heads To Jail
A Pittsfield man has been sentenced to 18 months in jail in connection with drug and gun charges.
The Berkshire Eagle reports that 21-year-old Josiah Bynum admitted last month to four counts stemming from the search of his Howard Street home in February of 2017.
Bynum also had faced indictment in the 2017 homicide of Asiyanna Jones, but those charges have since been dropped. Three other suspects remain held without bail in that case.
The search of Bynum’s home resulted in the recovery of about 12.2 grams of cocaine, a loaded .357 revolver, over 200 rounds of ammunition as well as dealer equipment and paraphernalia.
After serving his 18-month sentence in jail, that will be followed up with two years of probation, during which time he must remain drug-free, submit to random screenings and he will be prohibited from owning a firearm.