Drug Enforcement Administration

New York

James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge

October 24, 2017

Contact: Erin Mulvey

Phone Number: (212) 337-3900

New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty To Intending To Distribute Crack And Heroin

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - Markell Reyes, age 20, of Jersey City, New Jersey, pled guilty today to possessing and intending to distribute crack cocaine and heroin.

The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith; James J. Hunt, Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration; and Chief Patrol Agent John C. Pfeifer, United States Border Patrol, Swanton Sector. 

As part of his guilty plea, Reyes admitted that while in Ogdensburg, New York, he possessed a bag that contained approximately 58 grams of crack, 5 grams of heroin, and 135 grams of N-ethyl pentylone, often marketed as “Molly,” all of which Reyes intended to distribute.  The bag also contained a handgun. 

United States District Judge David N. Hurd will sentence Reyes on February 22, 2017. Reyes faces at least five years and up to 40 years in prison, a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of at least four years and up to life, and a maximum $5 million fine. 

This case was investigated by the United States Border Patrol and DEA, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Cyrus P.W. Rieck.

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