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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 11, 2019

Manhattan Man Sentenced to 87 Months for Capital Region Drug Conspiracy

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Jose Gilberto Harris, age 59, of Manhattan, New York, was sentenced today to 87 months in prison, to be followed by 4 years of supervised release, for conspiring to distribute cocaine to the leader of a drug ring that operated in Schenectady and Albany.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and James N. Hendricks, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Between August 2016 and May 2017, Harris supplied Darren Clay Robinson, aka “Mountain,” with large quantities of cocaine that Robinson and others then sold in Schenectady and Albany.  Harris began selling drugs shortly after serving nearly 40 years for a murder he committed in 1976.

As a result of this drug offense, Harris also received a 22-month, consecutive sentence for violating the terms of his state parole.

The following defendants have pled guilty in connection with the conspiracy and been sentenced as follows.  Corey White, aka “Stacks,” pled guilty to conspiring to distribute heroin with Robinson.

Name

Residence

Sentence

Darren Clay Robinson, aka “Mountain”

Schenectady and Teaneck,
New Jersey

135 months in prison

8 years of supervision

Corey White, aka “Stacks”

Schenectady

125 months in prison

6 years of supervision

Yusef Boothman, aka “Rocket”

Schenectady

Sentencing Pending

Shenika D. Boyd, aka “Misses”

Albany

46 months in prison

6 years of supervision

Lashaunda Tarver, aka “Shaunda”

Schenectady

Sentencing Pending

Bobby R. Graham

Albany

Time served

3 years of supervision

Marty Humphrey

Schenectady

15 months in prison

3 years of supervision

Jalessa Scott

Schenectady

Time served (about
14 months in jail)

3 years of supervision

Willie C. Hayes, aka “Man”

Schenectady

Time served

3 years of supervision

Kimberly Petties, aka “Shorty”

Schenectady

Time served

3 years of supervision

Manuel Clemente

Manhattan

Time served

3 years of supervision

Kristy L. Smith

Schenectady

Sentencing Pending

This case was investigated by the FBI and its Capital District Safe Streets Gang Task Force, which includes FBI Special Agents and members of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, including the Schenectady Police Department, Schenectady County District Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Albany County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, and the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated March 12, 2019