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Bronx Man Sentenced to 60 Months for Heroin Conspiracy

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Ronny Mota, age 29, of the Bronx, New York, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison, to be followed by 4 years of supervised release, for 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 Ray Donovan, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division.

In pleading guilty, 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. 

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 was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.

Updated July 24, 2019

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