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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Jamesville Man Sentenced to 24 Months for Attempt To Possess Ecstasy

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Matthew Lagoe, 34, of Jamesville, New York, was sentenced today to serve 24 months in prison, to be flowed by a three-year term of supervised release for attempting to possess with intent to distribute the drug MDMA, also known by its street name ecstasy, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Kevin M. Kelly, Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

As part of his guilty plea in federal court, Lagoe admitted that in March 2017 he went to a U.S. Post Office in Syracuse, New York, attempting to retrieve a package that contained approximately 1000 MDMA tablets that he previously ordered from Germany, intending to distribute them.  Unknown to the defendant, the actual pills had been previously seized by law enforcement and replaced with a sham substance. Lagoe was then arrested and charged in federal court. 

This case was investigated by U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sahar Amandolare and Michael D. Gadarian.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated April 24, 2019