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Cohoes Man Sentenced to 135 Months on Drug and Obstruction Convictions

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Andrew O’Connor, age 36, of Cohoes, New York, was sentenced today to 135 months in prison, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release, for trafficking methamphetamine in the Capital Region and obstructing of justice. United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman; Alfred A. Watson, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and Ketty Larco-Ward, Postal Inspector in Charge of the Boston Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), made the announcement.

As part of his guilty plea, O’Connor admitted that he distributed ounce quantities of methamphetamine in Cohoes in March, April, and June 2022, and had a shipment of over one pound of methamphetamine sent to him around June 15, 2022; investigators seized the package before it could reach O’Connor. O’Connor also admitted that after his arrest on federal charges, he contacted a co-conspirator to make arrangements to have the co-conspirator delete the information on several of O’Connor’s cell phones.

This case was investigated by USPIS and the FBI’s Capital District Safe Streets Gang Task Force, which includes FBI Special Agents and members of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Dustin C. Segovia prosecuted the case.

Updated September 28, 2023

Drug Trafficking