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Brooklyn Man Sentenced to 188 Months for Intending to Distribute Large Quantities of Cocaine and Marijuana

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK - Oniel McKenzie, age 37, of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced today to 188 months in prison following an October 2017 jury conviction for possession with intent to distribute large quantities of cocaine and marijuana found in Rensselaer County. 

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino also sentenced McKenzie to a 5-year term of supervised release, to begin after he is released from prison.

McKenzie’s conviction in October followed a 3-day jury trial. The evidence at trial showed that on October 4, 2013, McKenzie possessed 60 kilograms of cocaine in an apartment in North Greenbush, and more than 100 kilograms of marijuana in a storage unit he rented in Rensselaer, New York, and in a Jeep he was driving.

This case was investigated by the DEA and its Capital District Drug Enforcement Task Force, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Hanlon.

Updated March 22, 2018

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