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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

Monday, November 30, 2020

Five Arrested for Drug Distribution

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Garrick Bailey, age 29, Chavon Sutton, age 30, Timothy Kingsland, age 56, and Tracey Kingsland, age 48, all of Schenectady, New York, and Christina Altieri, age 46, of Clifton Park, New York, were arrested last week and charged by criminal complaint with drug crimes.  Sutton is charged with distributing cocaine base (a/k/a crack cocaine) and heroin.  The other four defendants are charged with distributing cocaine base.  The alleged conduct occurred between September 15 and November 17, 2020. 

The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and John B. Devito, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

The charges in the complaints are merely accusations.  The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.  The defendants initially appeared in court on November 24, 2020 before United States Magistrate Judge Daniel J. Stewart.  Following detention hearings, Bailey and Sutton were ordered detained pending trial, and Timothy Kingsland, Tracey Kingsland and Christina Altieri were ordered released on conditions.

If convicted, Bailey faces at least 10 years and up to life in prison, and a term of post-release supervision of at least 8 years and up to life.  The remaining defendants each face sentences of at least 5 years and up to 40 years in prison, and a term of post-release supervision of at least 4 years and up to life.  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 arrests and investigation are the culmination of a multi-agency investigation conducted by the ATF, the New York State Police, the Schenectady Police Department, the Albany Police Department, the Albany County Sheriff’s Office, the Rotterdam Police Department, and the United States Marshals Service.

The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Sharpe.

Drug Trafficking
Updated November 30, 2020