Drug Enforcement Administration

New York

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

June 15, 2017

Contact: Erin Mulvey

Phone Number: (212) 337-3900

Schenectady Man Pleads Guilty To Drug And Gun Offenses

ALBANY, N.Y. - Dujuan Pleasant, age 35, of Schenectady, New York, pled guilty today to distributing crack cocaine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, New York Division, U.S. Drug Enforcement (DEA).

As part of his plea, Pleasant admitted that he distributed more than 100 grams of crack cocaine to another person in 2016.  While executing a search warrant at Pleasant’s residence, DEA agents found an Arminius .22. caliber revolver, a Kel-Tec .32 caliber semi-automatic handgun, 33 rounds of ammunition, several digital scales, as well as cocaine and (commonly marketed as ecstasy).  Pleasant admitted that he kept both firearms in his residence to protect his drugs and drug proceeds.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 13, 2017 in Albany, before United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino.  Pleasant faces at least 10 years and up to life in prison, a fine of up to $5 million, and a term of post-imprisonment 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.

This case was investigated by the DEA Albany Resident Office and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Wayne A. Myers.

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