Binghamton Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking and Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition
Anthony Randolph Faces Minimum 20 Year Sentence
BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK – Anthony Randolph, 30, of Binghamton, New York, pled guilty yesterday in federal court to engaging in a drug trafficking conspiracy and possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and James Jewell, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
As part of his guilty plea, Randolph admitted that between January 2014 and November 17, 2015, he conspired with others to acquire cocaine and cocaine base from suppliers in Broome County, New York and from New York City. Randolph admitted that he and others “converted” or “cooked” cocaine into cocaine base, which was later packaged and stored at different locations in Broome County, New York for later distribution. Randolph acknowledged in court that he and others used cellular telephones and vehicles to take orders from customers and deliver cocaine base and that a search warrant executed on November 17, 2015 led to the seizure of 55 grams of cocaine base and a .40 caliber pistol and ammunition from Randolph’s residence in Binghamton.
Sentencing is scheduled for June 23, 2017 in Binghamton before Senior District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy. Randolph faces a minimum sentence of 20 years and up to life in prison, a fine of up to $20 million, and a term of supervised release of at least 10 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 is being investigated by the FBI, Binghamton Police Department, New York State Police, Broome County Drug Task Force, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Miroslav Lovric.