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Bronx Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Charge

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Ronny Mota, age 29, of Bronx, New York, pled guilty today to conspiring to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin. 

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Special Agent in Charge Raymond P. Donovan, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division.

Mota admitted that on December 5, 2018, he drove from New York City to Albany County, New York, for the purpose of selling approximately 130 grams of heroin to another individual.  The DEA arrested Mota and a co-conspirator in a motel parking lot in Colonie before they could meet with the buyer.  Agents found the bag of heroin in a coffee cup next to the driver’s seat. 

Mota faces at least 5 years and up to 40 years in prison, and at least 4 years of post-imprisonment supervised release, when he is sentenced by United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino on June 14, 2019.   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 DEA and its Capital District Drug Enforcement Task Force, which includes investigators from the Schenectady Police Department, Troy Police Department and New York State Police.  The Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office also assisted in the investigation.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.

Updated February 15, 2019

Drug Trafficking