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Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 20, 2020

Bronx Man Admits Trafficking a Kilogram of Heroin to Plattsburgh

UTICA, NEW YORK – Guisseppi Osorio, age 27, of the Bronx, New York, pled guilty yesterday to possessing and intending to distribute a kilogram of heroin.

The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon; Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Field Division; and New York State Police Superintendent Keith Corlett.

Osorio admitted that on February 11, 2020, he hid 1,006 grams of heroin in the rear quarter panel of a vehicle.  Once in Peru, New York, Osorio and his co-defendant driver, Alcibiades Fernandez-Nunez, were pulled over by the New York State Police.  A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the police finding the heroin that the pair intended to distribute in Plattsburgh.

Osorio faces at least 10 years and up to life in prison, and at least 5 years of post-imprisonment supervised release, when United States District Judge David N. Hurd sentences him on March 18, 2021.  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.

Fernandez-Nunez pled guilty to the same charge on August 13, 2020 and is scheduled to be sentenced on February 10, 2021.

The case was investigated by the DEA, with assistance from the New York States Police, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas Collyer.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Updated November 20, 2020