Bellport man sentenced to at least 35 years in prison for selling drugs to undercover detective, possessing loaded gun

Prosecutors say he sold heroin and cocaine to an undercover detective in 2021.

News 12 Staff

Jul 14, 2023, 12:15 AM

Updated 317 days ago

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A Bellport man was sentenced Thursday to 35 years to life in prison for selling drugs to an undercover officer and possessing a loaded gun.
Johnnie Funderburke was found guilty of the crimes in June.
Prosecutors say he sold heroin and cocaine to an undercover detective in 2021.
They say a search of the 38-year-old's home found fentanyl, heroin, a loaded pistol and cocaine.
Funderburke is also the father of Janell Funderburke, who is accused of shooting a Suffolk County police officer in Coram.


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