Syracuse Man Sentenced to 151 Months in Federal Prison for Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK - Michael Griswold, 37, of Syracuse, New York, was sentenced yesterday to serve 151 months in federal prison for possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Frank A. Tarentino III, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division, made the announcement.
As part of his plea, Griswold admitted that, on November 9, 2022, he possessed over 500 grams of crystal methamphetamine hidden inside a bag in his bedroom closet. Griswold also admitted that he intended to distribute the methamphetamine to others.
United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby also ordered that Griswold serve a 5-year term of supervised release following his release from prison.
This case was investigated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, DEA Syracuse Resident Office with assistance from the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), Syracuse Police Department, and the Metro-Jefferson Drug Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica N. Carbone prosecuted the case.