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Northern District of New York

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Onondaga Woman Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine-Related Charge

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Lindsay Creiman, age 37, of Clay, New York, pled guilty today to possessing pseudoephedrine, knowing it would be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt of the New York Division, and New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II.

As part of her guilty plea, Creiman admitted that on approximately 42 occasions between October 2015 and April 2017, she purchased pseudoephedrine pills from different drug stores in and around Onondaga County, New York, with an aggregate weight of approximately 91 grams. On approximately nine other occasions, Creiman attempted to purchase pseudoephedrine but was prevented from doing so, with the purchase being “blocked” by the pharmacy computers because she had exceeded store purchase limits.  Creiman further admitted that she purchased the approximately 91 grams of pseudoephedrine knowing it was intended to be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, and, in fact, gave the pills to others for that purpose, often receiving finished product methamphetamine, which she consumed.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 31, 2018, in Syracuse. The charge to which Creiman pled guilty carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years, to be followed by a term of supervised release of up to 3 years.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the New York State Police (NYSP), the New York State Intelligence Center (NYSIC), and, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Carl Eurenius.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated March 30, 2018