April 08, 2019
Contact: Erin Mulvey
Phone Number: (212) 337-2906
Jury convicted Plattsburgh man on drug charges
Defendant was major cocaine supplier
ALBANY, N.Y. – Sean R. Fabian, age 41, of Plattsburgh, New York, was convicted on Friday, following a four-day jury trial, of conspiring to distribute cocaine.
The announcement was made by Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration's New York Division; U.S. Attorney Grant C. Jaquith; and Plattsburgh City Police Chief Levi J. Ritter.
The trial evidence showed that on Feb. 11, 2018, Fabian conspired with Hannah Dyer to traffic 300 grams of cocaine from New York City to Plattsburgh for distribution. On Feb. 13, 2018, the pair met in Albany ,where Fabian provided the 300 grams of cocaine to Dyer, who was to take the cocaine to Plattsburgh. The New York State Police stopped Dyer’s vehicle in Clinton County and found the drugs in a container, submerged in a fish stew.
As a result of his conviction, Fabian faces up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000,000, when he is sentenced by U.S. District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino on July 31, 2019. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statutes the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors. Fabian has been in custody since his arrest on June 21, 2018.
This case was investigated by the DEA’s Plattsburgh Resident Office and the Plattsburgh City Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Douglas Collyer and Troy Anderson.