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Jury Convicts Schenectady Man Of Crack Cocaine Conspiracy

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – A jury on Friday convicted Charles McCormick, Jr., age 22, of Schenectady, New York, of conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Special Agent in Charge Andrew W. Vale of the FBI’s Albany Division. 

McCormick faces up to 20 years in prison, and a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of at least 3 years and up to life, when he is sentenced on June 15, 2016 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. 

The jury convicted McCormick following a three-day trial. The evidence at trial demonstrated that McCormick worked with others to sell crack cocaine in Schenectady and Rutland, Vermont.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Schenectady Police Department, in connection with the Capital District Safe Streets Gang Task Force.  The Task Force includes members from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Schenectady District Attorney’s Office, the New York State Department of Corrections, the New York National Guard Counter-Drug Task Force, and the Albany County Sheriff’s Office.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Kofi Sansculotte and Sean O’Dowd.

Updated February 5, 2016

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