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Northern District of New York

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Albany Man Sentenced to 120 Months in Connection with Fatal Overdose

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Daniel J. Fillerup, age 33, of Albany, was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for selling fentanyl that caused a woman’s death.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and James N. Hendricks, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

As part of his guilty plea on December 20, 2018, Fillerup admitted that on September 29, 2016, he arranged with Kate Centofanti, via text message and phone call, to supply her with two bags of heroin.  Fillerup met with Centofanti in Schenectady, New York, where Centofanti gave Fillerup $36.  He acquired bags of what he believed to contain heroin, and gave Centofanti two of the bags.  Centofanti ingested the substance Fillerup gave her, which was fentanyl.  The ingestion of the fentanyl caused Centofanti’s death due to fentanyl intoxication.

Senior United States District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn also imposed a 3-year term of supervised release, which will start after Fillerup is released from prison.

This case was investigated by the FBI and its Capital District Safe Streets Gang Task Force, which includes FBI Special Agents and members of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, including investigators from the Schenectady County District Attorney’s Office.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas Collyer.

Drug Trafficking
Updated April 24, 2019