Drug Enforcement Administration

New York

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

March 19, 2018

Contact: Erin Mulvey

Phone Number: (212) 337-3900

Bronx Woman Sentenced For Distributing Heroin

ALBANY, N.Y. - Lourdes Rivera, 40, of the Bronx, New York, was sentenced today to time (44 days in jail) for distributing heroin.

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

United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino also sentenced Rivera to three years of post-imprisonment supervised release, including six months of home confinement.

Rivera, formerly of Albany, pleaded guilty in July 2017. Rivera admitted that she obtained heroin from suppliers in the Bronx and Amsterdam, New York. She sold the heroin on more than six occasions during the summer of 2016.

On July 25, 2016, law enforcement searched Rivera’s residence in Albany and found 160 small bags of heroin. A search of Rivera herself located a hidden bag that contained 58.3 grams of heroin.

This case was investigated by the DEA and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth R. Rabe.

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