CARMEL, NEW YORK – January 27, 2022, District Attorney Robert Tendy announced today that 27-year-old Kyle Novotny, of Mahopac, will serve a total of seven years in state prison after pleading guilty to Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Firearm. All are felonies.
On August 13, 2020, Novotny drove to a location in the Town of Somers and sold heroin to a person working for the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU). As part of an ongoing investigation into Novotny’s criminal activities, NEU secured an arrest warrant for Novotny and took him into custody inside his Mahopac residence on November 4, 2020. While inside, members of NEU recovered an unregistered and loaded Glock 44 handgun, which Novotny admitted was his.
Novotny pled guilty on December 1, 2021. On January 26, 2022, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Mole imposed a sentence of 7 years incarceration followed by 2 years post-release supervision.
The investigation was conducted by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Enforcement Unit. The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Breanne Smith.