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Northern District of New York

Friday, April 12, 2019

New York City Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Crack Cocaine and Fentanyl in Plattsburgh

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Stephen Jacques-Scott, age 33, of New York City, pled guilty yesterday to trafficking crack cocaine and fentanyl from New York City to Plattsburgh.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith, Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division, and Plattsburgh City Police Chief Levi J. Ritter.

Jacques-Scott pled guilty to two counts of distribution of a controlled substance and one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance.

Jacques-Scott admitted that on May 11, 2017, he distributed approximately 33.5 grams of crack cocaine, and that on May 15, 2017, he distributed approximately 27.9 grams of crack cocaine and approximately 14.5 grams of fentanyl ,in Plattsburgh.  On May 18, 2017, Jacques-Scott was pulled over while travelling to Plattsburgh and police found approximately 27.9 grams of crack cocaine hidden on him that he intended to distribute in Plattsburgh.  Jacques-Scott has been in custody since his arrest on May 18, 2017.

As a result of his conviction, Jacques-Scott faces at least 10 years and up to life in prison, when he is sentenced by Senior United States District Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. on August 14, 2019.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statutes the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors.

This case was investigated by the DEA and the Plattsburgh City Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas Collyer.

Drug Trafficking
Updated April 13, 2019