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Johnstown Man Pleads Guilty to Distribution of Crack Cocaine

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Diontae Underwood, age 21, of Johnstown, New York, pled guilty today to distributing cocaine base on February 23, 2021 in Schenectady, New York. 

United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Frank A. Tarantino III, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division, made the announcement.

When Underwood is sentenced on June 8, 2023 by United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby, he faces up to 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $1 million, and a term of supervised release of at least 3 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 DEA investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin S. Clark is prosecuting the case.

Updated January 19, 2023

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