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Press Release

Ellenville Felon Sentenced to 97 Months for Drug Trafficking Conspiracy and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Antonio Naveo, age 42, of Ellenville, New York, was sentenced today to 97 months in prison for his leadership of a drug trafficking organization that distributed cocaine base and fentanyl in Ulster County, as well as for his unlawful possession of a firearm. 

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman; Michael Alfonso, 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).

As part of his previously entered guilty plea, Naveo admitted that between September 2017 and December 2018, he led an organization that trafficked over 500 grams of cocaine base, as well as fentanyl, from New York City and Pennsylvania, respectively, to Ellenville for redistribution at various locations in the Rondout Valley.  Naveo further admitted that he unlawfully possessed a firearm as a previously convicted felon.

United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino also ordered Naveo to serve a 4-year term of supervised release following his release from prison.

The following defendants previously pled guilty in connection with the conspiracy, and were sentenced as follows:

 

Name

Prison Term

Supervised Release Term

Iqwan Mandiville, aka “Qwan”

70 months

4 years

Margaret Vandyke

60 months

3 years

Luis Curet

46 months

3 years

Randy Mandiville, aka “B-Murda”

42 months

6 years

Jennifer McCombs

24 months

3 years

Edwin Jorge

Time served

3 years

This case was investigated by HSI, 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 was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Emmet O’Hanlon.

Updated November 18, 2022

Topics
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses