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North Country Man Sentenced to 60 Months on Drug Distribution Conviction

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Terry Thomas, age 33, of Hogansburg, New York, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for possessing and intending to distribute a large amount of marijuana in Clinton County.

The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division.

As part of his guilty plea, Thomas admitted that on May 16, 2019, he transported 12 hockey bags containing 337 pounds of marijuana with the intent to distribute the drugs in the Northern District of New York.  Thomas admitted that he was heading south on Interstate 87 near Plattsburgh, New York, when he was pulled over by police.  Thomas admitted that he had the hockey bags in the rear of his truck, and the bags were full of multiple vacuum-sealed plastic bags of marijuana, totaling 337 pounds.

Senior United States District Judge Gary L. Sharpe also imposed a 4-year term of supervised release, to begin after Thomas’s release from prison.

This case was investigated by the DEA and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy Anderson.

Updated February 11, 2021

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