Drug Enforcement Administration

New York

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

May 10, 2017

Contact: Erin Mulvey

Phone Number: (212) 337-3900

Schenectady Crack, Heroin Trafficker Pleads Guilty

ALBANY, N.Y. -   - Elijah Jones, 30, of Schenectady, New York  pled guilty yesterday to conspiring to distribute crack cocaine and heroin.

The announcement was made by DEA New York Division Special Agent-in-Charge James J. Hunt and United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian of the Northern District of New York. 

As part of his guilty plea Jones admitted that in 2015 and 2016, he conspired with others to distribute crack cocaine and heroin in Schenectady. Jones acknowledged that he obtained crack cocaine and heroin from suppliers and worked with a partner to distribute these drugs to customers out of a residence on Paige Street in Schenectady.

Jones, who is in custody, faces 5 years and up to 40 years in prison, and a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of at least 4 years and up to life. Sentencing is scheduled for September 11, 2017 in Albany before Senior United States District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy. 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. 

This case was investigated by the DEA and the Schenectady County Sheriff’s Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Wayne A. Myers and Joseph A. Giovannetti.

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