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Northern District of New York

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Albany Woman Pleads Guilty to Cocaine and Crack Conspiracy

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Shenika D. Boyd, aka “Misses,” age 38, of Albany, pled guilty today to her involvement in a drug trafficking ring that operated in Schenectady and Albany. 

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

Boyd admitted that between August 1, 2016 and May, 2017, she worked with others to distribute cocaine base (a/k/a crack cocaine) and cocaine in Albany and Schenectady Counties. 

The following defendants have also pled guilty in connection with the conspiracy:

Name

Age

Residence

Jose Gilberto Harris

58

Manhattan

Lashaunda Tarver, aka “Shaunda”

38

Schenectady

Bobby R. Graham

51

Albany

Marty Humphrey

65

Schenectady

Jalessa Scott

27

Schenectady

Willie C. Hayes, aka “Man”

45

Schenectady

Kimberly Petties, aka “Shorty”

49

Schenectady

Manuel Clemente

62

Manhattan

As part of this investigation, Scott also pled guilty in Schenectady County Court to criminal possession of a firearm.

The following defendants still face charges in this case:

Name

Age

Residence

Darren Charles Robinson, aka “Mountain”

54

Schenectady and Teaneck,
New Jersey

Yusef Boothman, aka “Rocket”

38

Schenectady

The charges against these defendants are merely accusations. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Additionally, Robinson; Corey White, Jr., aka “Stacks,” age 34, of Schenectady; and Kristy L. Smith, age 39, of Schenectady, are charged separately with conspiring to distribute heroin, and possession of heroin.  The charges against these defendants are merely accusations.  The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

These cases are being 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 the Schenectady Police Department, Schenectady County District Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Albany County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, and the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.  These cases are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated May 20, 2018