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New York City Man Sentenced to 70 Months for Trafficking Drugs in Plattsburgh

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Stephen D. Jacques-Scott, age 33, of New York City, was sentenced today to 70 months in prison, to be followed by 4 years of supervised release, for trafficking fentanyl and crack cocaine in Plattsburgh.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith; Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Field Division; and New York State Police Superintendent Keith Corlett.

In May 2017, Jacques-Scott travelled to Plattsburgh several times to distribute crack cocaine and fentanyl to another person for sale in Plattsburgh.  On May 18, 2017, Jacques-Scott agreed to pay Shatoya Lee $300 to transport him to Plattsburgh to distribute more crack cocaine.  While northbound on I-87 to Plattsburgh, Lee was pulled over by the New York State Police.  During a consensual pat-down of Jacques-Scott, a Trooper found approximately 27.9 grams of crack cocaine that Jacques-Scott intended to distribute.

Lee was sentenced on June 3, 2019 to time served (7 months in jail) and 3 years of supervised release for her involvement in the May 18 crime.

This case was investigated by DEA and the New York State Police, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas Collyer.

Updated October 19, 2019

Drug Trafficking