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Fulton Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking Offenses

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

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Tyler Hull, age 38, of Fulton, New York, pled guilty today to conspiring to unlawfully distribute and possess with the intent to distribute eutylone, a Schedule I controlled substance. 

The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Matthew Scarpino, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

As part of his guilty plea, Hull admitted that from November of 2020 through December 22, 2020, he participated in a conspiracy to distribute eutylone to others throughout Oswego County. Eutylone is a synthetic cathinone and has pharmacological effects on the central nervous system similar to other schedule I or II substances such as methylone, pentylone, cocaine, methamphetamine, and MDMA.

Hull faces up to 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $1,000,000, and a term of post-release supervision of at least 3 years and up to life when he is sentenced by Senior United States District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy on March 9, 2022.  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 case is being investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the U.S. Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), and the Oswego County Drug Task Force, comprised of Special Agents of HSI, members of the City of Oswego Police Department, the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office, Investigators from the Oswego County District Attorney’s Office, the SUNY Oswego Police Department and Agents of the U.S. Border Patrol.  The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Adrian LaRochelle.

Updated October 7, 2021

Drug Trafficking