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Ellenville Felon Pleads Guilty to Drug Conspiracy and Firearm Charges

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Antonio Naveo, a/k/a “Gratto,” a/k/a “Green Eyes,” age 40, of Ellenville, New York, pled guilty today to drug and firearm charges, and admitted his leadership of a drug trafficking organization that distributed crack cocaine and fentanyl in Ulster County. 

The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon; Peter C. Fitzhugh, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), New York; and Ulster County Sheriff Juan Figueroa, whose office leads the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team (URGENT).

In connection with his plea, Naveo admitted that, between September 2017 and December 2018, he led an organization that trafficked crack cocaine and fentanyl from New York City and Pennsylvania, respectively, to Ellenville, for redistribution in various locations around the Rondout Valley.  Naveo further admitted that he unlawfully possessed a firearm as a felon.

Naveo faces at least 10 years and up to life in prison, a term of supervised release of at least 5 years and up to life, and a maximum fine of $10 million, when he is sentenced by United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino on July 13, 2021.  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 following defendants have also pled guilty in connection with the conspiracy, and were sentenced as follows:



Prison Term

Supervised Release Term

Iqwan Mandiville, aka “Qwan”


70 months

4 years

Randy Mandiville, aka “B-Murda”


42 months

6 years

Jennifer McCombs


24 months

3 years

The following defendants have also pled guilty in connection with the conspiracy, and face the following penalties:





Margaret Vandyke


10 years


Luis Curet


5 years

40 years

Edwin Jorge



20 years

This case was investigated by HIS; the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with URGENT, an inter-agency taskforce targeting drug dealers and gang members in Ulster County; and the New York State Police, with assistance from the Village of Ellenville Police and the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Emmet J. O’Hanlon.

Updated April 12, 2021

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses