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New Jersey Man Sentenced to 87 Months on Drug Conviction

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Thomas Critten, age 30, of Jersey City, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 87 months in prison for possessing and intending to distribute crack cocaine in St. Lawrence County.

The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and St. Lawrence County Sheriff Brooks J. Bigwarfe.

As part of his guilty plea, Critten admitted that on December 20, 2018, he brought 104 grams of grams of crack cocaine to Massena, New York, with the intent of distributing it.  Critten admitted he had hidden two bags of crack cocaine in his underwear, and that police discovered it during a search for an unrelated arrest.  Critten admitted that he was to deliver the crack to a house in Masenna, and was to be paid $1,000 for the delivery.  

Chief United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby also imposed a 4-year term of supervised release, to begin after Critten’s release from prison.

This case was investigated by the St. Lawrence County Drug Task Force and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy Anderson.

Updated October 20, 2020

Drug Trafficking