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Bronx Resident Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Over Five Kilograms of Cocaine

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

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Jevon Henry, age 42, of the Bronx, New York, pled guilty today to possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute.  United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Frank A. Tarentino III, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division, made the announcement.

As part of his plea, Henry admitted that, on January 29, 2024, he travelled to Syracuse from New York City carrying approximately five and one-half kilograms of cocaine in two pieces of luggage.  Henry also admitted that he intended to distribute the cocaine in Syracuse.  Through investigation, DEA Agents were able to interdict Henry at a local hotel before he could distribute any of the cocaine.

Sentencing is scheduled for September 10, 2024, in Syracuse, at which time Henry faces a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 5 years and a maximum sentence of 40 years, a fine of up to $5,000,000, and a term of supervised release of at least 4 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.

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is investigating the case with assistance from the Syracuse Police Department, Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, and Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica N. Carbone is prosecuting the case.

Updated May 9, 2024

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