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Orange County Man Sentenced for Cocaine Conviction

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK –James Taylor, age 34, of Orange County, New York, was sentenced yesterday to 30 months in prison for possessing and intending to distribute cocaine.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Special Agent in Charge Frank A. Tarentino III, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division

As part of his guilty plea, Taylor admitted that on March 2, 2020, he and his co-defendant possessed with the intent to distribute approximately two kilograms of cocaine.

Chief United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby also imposed a 2-year term of supervised release to follow the term of incarceration.

His co-defendant, Peter Mami, age 44, also of Orange County, also pled guilty to possessing and intending to distribute cocaine, and is pending sentencing.

This case was investigated by the DEA and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ashlyn Miranda.

Updated April 29, 2022

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