Queens Man Moves to JC; Now Guilty of Weapons and Drug Charges


Kawon E. Imes was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison, and five years’ parole, for drug and weapon charges, related to a February 2019 domestic incident.
At trial in Broome County Court last October, prosecutors proved Imes had a loaded semi-automatic pistol, which he used to threaten his former girlfriend and family during a domestic incident in the Westover area. He was also convicted for possessing drugs with intent to sell.

Imes had relocated to Johnson City from Queens. “If you bring drugs and guns into Broome County you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said District
Attorney Michael A. Korchak. “Broome County is safer with Kawon Imes in New York State prison.”

KAWON E. IMES, DOB: 11/09/1981

  • 220.16 Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, in the third degree, a Class B Felony;
  • 265.03 Criminal Possession of a Weapon, in the second degree, a Class C Violent Felony;
  • 221.20 Criminal Possession of Marijuana, in the third degree, a Class E Felony;
  • 220.50 Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia, in the second degree, a Misdemeanor (two counts); and
  • 120.14 Menacing, in the second degree, a Misdemeanor.

Imes was arrested by the Broome County Sheriff’s Office on February 28, 2019. He was indicted by a Grand Jury on April 11, 2019. And he was found guilty at trial on October 24, 2019. Johnson City Police and New York State Police also assisted with the case.