Drug Enforcement Administration

New York

Acting Special Agent in Charge Keith Kruskall , Special Agent in Charge

January 26, 2017

Contact: Erin Mulvey

Phone Number: (212) 337-3900

Two Syracuse Men Arrested On Federal Drug Charges

DEA Task Force Seizes Cocaine and Over $250,000 in Cash

(SYRACUSE, N.Y. -   - Saladin Hadid, 37, and Cory Ogletree, 43, of Syracuse, were arrested last night and charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of 500 grams or more of cocaine. United States Drug Enforcement (DEA) Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt and United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian jointly announced the arrest.

Both Hadid and Ogletree appeared today in federal court in Syracuse to make their initial appearances before United States Magistrate Judge Andrew T. Baxter and were ordered held without bail, pending a detention hearing scheduled for January 31, 2017.

The criminal complaint filed in federal court alleges that from October 2016 through January 25, 2017, Hadid and Ogletree conspired to possess with intent to distribute and distributed in excess of 500 (approximately one pound) of cocaine. The complaint also alleges that during searches yesterday, law enforcement officers seized in excess of 500 grams of cocaine and over $250,000.00 in U.S. currency.  

The charges filed against Hadid and Ogletree carry a minimum sentence of (5) years and a maximum sentence of up to (40) years in prison, a fine of up to $5 million dollars, and a term of supervised release of at least 4 years and up to life.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors. The charges in the complaint are merely accusations. The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

This case is being investigated by the DEA’s Syracuse Resident Office comprising agents and officers of the DEA, Auburn Police Department, New York State Police, Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, Onondaga District Attorney’s Office and the United States Marshals Service; and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Carla Freedman.

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