June 29, 2020
Contact: Erin Mulvey
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Syracuse man sentenced to serve eight and a half years in prison for federal drug trafficking charges
Daitwaun Fair organized drug trafficking operation in Syracuse
SYRACUSE, N.Y. –Daitwaun Fair, 33, of Syracuse, New York, was sentenced today to serve 102 months (eight and one-half years) in prison in connection with his convictions for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base (“crack cocaine”), possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and maintaining a drug involved premises, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith, Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division ,Thomas F. Relford, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York State Police Superintendent Keith Corlett, Sheriff Eugene Conway, Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, and William J. Fitzpatrick, Onondaga County District Attorney.
The defendant was also ordered to serve a four-year term of supervised release following his release from prison, and ordered to forfeit $112,500.00 in proceeds from his drug trafficking activity.
In imposing sentence, the Court found that Fair and his coconspirators were responsible for distributing between 3.5 and 5 kilograms of cocaine in the Syracuse area from July to September 2018. A multiagency investigation, which included Federal Court wiretap orders and drug seizures, led to Fair’s arrest. The Court also found that Fair was the organizer of the drug trafficking operation, which included 12 other coconspirators, all of whom have previously pled guilty.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New York State Police, the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, and the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicolas Commandeur.