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Albany Man Pleads Guilty to Distribution of Heroin and Fentanyl

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Carlos Hernandez, age 53, of Albany, pled guilty today to two counts of distribution of a controlled substance, announced 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.

Hernandez admitted that between April and May 2021, he sold a total of 68 grams of fentanyl and 71 grams of heroin in Albany.

Hernandez is scheduled to be sentenced on June 21, 2023 before Senior United States District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn.  He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $1 million, and a term of supervised release between 3 years and life. 

The DEA investigated this case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin S. Clark is prosecuting this case.

Updated February 8, 2023

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