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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Hudson Man Admits to Role in Crack Cocaine Conspiracy

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Julan Morrison, a/k/a “Weez,” age 38, of Hudson, New York, pled guilty on Monday to conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 280 grams of crack cocaine between August and December 2017.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith; Keith M. Corlett, Superintendent of the New York State Police; James N. Hendricks, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and Chief L. Edward Moore of the Hudson Police Department.

Morrison is the last of five defendants indicted in February 2018 to plead guilty in connection with the Hudson-based crack cocaine distribution ring.  Morrison faces at least 10 years and up to life in prison, a term of supervised release of between 5 years and life, and a fine of up to $10 million when he is sentenced on February 11, 2020 by Senior United States District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy.  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.

As part of his guilty plea, Morrison admitted that between August and December 2017, he was involved in a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine in Columbia County.  Morrison admitted that members of the conspiracy made weekly trips to New York City where they purchased hundreds of grams of powder cocaine, returned it to Hudson, converted it to crack cocaine, and then sold it to customers.  The defendant admitted that the organization sold at least 464 grams of crack cocaine between August and December 2017.

This case was investigated by the New York State Police’s Special Investigations Unit, the FBI, and the Hudson Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Wayne A. Myers and Joshua R. Rosenthal.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated October 2, 2019