Skip to main content
Press Release

Albany Man Pleads Guilty to Firearm and Drug Offenses

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Kamaro Campbell, age 42, of Albany, pled guilty today to possessing cocaine and fentanyl with the intent to distribute them and to possessing a firearm in furtherance of that drug trafficking crime.

United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Special Agent in Charge Frank A. Tarentino III of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) New York Division made the announcement.

The charges to which Campbell pled guilty carry a combined mandatory prison sentence of between 10 years and life; a combined fine of up to $5,250,000; and a term of supervised release of at least 4 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.

Agents found 105 grams of fentanyl, 95 grams of cocaine, and a fanny pack containing a loaded pistol and $15,000 all inside of Campbell’s bedroom closet when executing a search warrant.  A separate court-ordered search of Campbell’s storage unit led to the recovery of an additional 105 grams of cocaine.  Over the course of five law enforcement operations leading up to those searches, Campbell collectively sold 155 grams of cocaine and 74 grams of methamphetamine.

The DEA is investigating the case, which Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan S. Reiner is prosecuting.

Updated July 7, 2024

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses