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Drug Enforcement Administration

New York

Raymond P. Donovan, Special Agent in Charge

March 31, 2021

Contact: Erin Mulvey

Phone Number: (212) 337-2906

Syracuse Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charge

Aaron Acevedo Admits to Trafficking Heroin and Cocaine

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Aaron Acevedo, 27, of Syracuse, New York pled guilty in federal court today to possessing with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine, announced Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon, Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division, and Chief Kenton Buckner, City of Syracuse Police Department.

As part of his guilty plea, Acevedo admitted that in June 2020 he possessed, and intended to distribute, more than 40 grams of heroin and more than 120 grams of cocaine.  Chief United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby scheduled sentencing for Aug. 4, 2021 in Syracuse, New York.  At sentencing, Acevedo faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, a fine of up to $2,000,000, and a term of supervised release of at least six 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 is being investigated by the DEA Syracuse Resident Office, the Syracuse Police Department, the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Investigators from the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the New York State Police, and the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicolas Commandeur and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Adrian LaRochelle.

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