The state Attorney General’s Office - which is prosecuting the case and investigated it with state police - agreed that, for sentencing purposes on the drug charge, the amount of cocaine would be 99 grams, dropping the mandatories to 5 years and $30,000, both of which Senior Judge John C. Reed imposed.
Amrhein, in further arguing for a favorable sentence, said Crosby pleaded guilty and not no contest, as some other members of the ring had done, and the 5-year mandatory is a little higher than the sentences for some others in the hierarchy of the ring.
Reed made the sentence for conspiracy - 1 to 3 years - run at the same time.
Crosby is eligible for an early release program and could get out in 4 years, 2 months if he behaves himself in prison.
Crosby was credited for 616 days he has spent in Mercer County Jail, and ordered to pay $4,675 restitution to cover the cost of the drug deals and laboratory tests.