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Delmar Man Sentenced To 78 Months In Prison For His Involvement In A Heroin Distribution Conspiracy

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

Albany, New York — HENRY J. RAUCHE, III, age 28, of Delmar, New York, was sentenced yesterday by Senior United States District Court Judge Lawrence E. Kahn to 78 months of imprisonment for his role in a heroin distribution conspiracy, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian, Brian R. Crowell, Special Agent-in-Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Field Division, and Joseph Anarumo, Special Agent-in-Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, New York Field Division. RAUCHE, who had entered guilty pleas on July 3, 2012 to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 74 grams of heroin, and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, was also sentenced to three years of supervised release following his term of imprisonment. RAUCHE was detained following his sentencing.

In May 2011, RAUCHE was part of a heroin distribution conspiracy that sought to distribute approximately $7,500 worth of heroin in the Capital District. RAUCHE also possessed a handgun and rifle that he used to protect his heroin and drug money from theft by other drug dealers.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, and the Bethlehem Police Department.

Updated January 29, 2015