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Albany Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Offenses

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Samuel Coleman, age 51, of Albany, pled guilty on Friday to distributing and possessing with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.  

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

Coleman admitted that between March 2020 and January 2021, he distributed and possessed with intent to distribute at least 1,613 grams of methamphetamine.

At sentencing, Coleman faces a term of imprisonment of at least 10 years and up to life, a fine of up to $10 million, and a term of supervised release of at least 5 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 was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Albany County Sheriff’s Office, Colonie Police Department, and New York State Police, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ashlyn Miranda.

Updated August 14, 2023

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