Syracuse Man Sentenced to Serve 157 Months for Possessing Fentanyl for Distribution and for Possessing Firearms in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Tramond G. Wallace, Jr., 28, of Syracuse, New York, was sentenced today to serve 157 months’ imprisonment for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.
United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman, Frank A. Tarentino III, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-New York Division, and Ketty Larco-Ward, Inspector in Charge of the Boston Division of the United States Postal Inspection Service made the announcement.
In his earlier guilty plea, Wallace admitted that at his apartment in the Town of DeWitt, he possessed a parcel containing 1,024 grams of pills containing fentanyl, which had been mailed through the U.S. Postal Service. Wallace admitted that he intended to distribute these pills, and other quantities of fentanyl that he possessed in his apartment, to others. Wallace further admitted that in the same apartment, he possessed two Glock .40 caliber pistols, one with an extended magazine inserted, which he possessed in furtherance of his drug-trafficking.
Chief United States District Judge Brenda K. Sannes also ordered that Wallace serve a 4-year term of supervised release following his release from prison.
DEA and USPIS investigated the case, with assistance from the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), the Syracuse Police Department, the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office, and the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew J. McCrobie prosecuted the case.