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Former Saratoga Race Course Worker Sentenced to 65 Months for Methamphetamine Trafficking

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Francisco Alarcon Badillo, age 29 and a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced on Friday to 65 months in prison for selling crystal methamphetamine while employed as a worker at the Saratoga Race Course.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith; Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan, New York Division, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); and Saratoga Springs Police Department Chief Shane Crooks.

In pleading guilty in January, Badillo admitted that he sold crystal methamphetamine from May 2019 to August 2019, while residing at and working on the grounds of the Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York.  Badillo admitted to hiding the drugs in various locations within the Race Course property, including his dorm room.  He admitted to selling more than 400 grams of crystal methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the DEA and its Capital District Drug Enforcement Task Force, and the Saratoga Springs Police Department, with assistance from the New York Racing Association.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.


Updated July 28, 2020

Drug Trafficking