Andy Sukram was sentenced to 14 years in prison for his conviction of drug-related felony charges Oct. 26. Photo: Suffolk District Attorney's Office handout.

A Flanders man was sentenced yesterday to 14 years in prison after being found guilty of possessing nearly an ounce of crack cocaine with the intent to sell the drug, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond Tierney’s office.

Andy Sukram, 33, was sentenced to 14 years in prison and three years of post-release supervision after a jury found him guilty in October on two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. 

On Feb. 1, Sukram was pulled over on Old Country Road in Riverhead by Suffolk County police, according to the press release. Sukram and his vehicle were searched and police found cash and crack cocaine hidden in his waistband, as well as two cell phones and a digital scale often used for weighing drugs, according to the DA.

Sukram was on parole after serving a sentence for robbery and burglary when he was arrested in February, the DA’s office said.

“This defendant, a prior violent felony offender, was caught committing this crime while on parole,” he said. “Now he is going back to prison for another 14 years.”

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