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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

Monday, June 24, 2013

Oswego County Man Sentenced In Listed Chemical Case

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Cy D. Rayder, age 29, of Williamstown, New York, was sentenced today by the Hon. Frederick J. Scullen to a term of thirty-six months imprisonment for his guilty plea to possessing and distributing a listed chemical, pseudoephedrine, knowing it was intended to be used to manufacture methamphetamine. Between September and December, 2011, Rayder purchased pseudoephedrine pills from pharmacies in Oswego, Oneida, and Jefferson counties, which pills he provided to another individual who, in turn, used the pills to manufacture methamphetamine. In return for the pills, Rayder received finished product methamphetamine, which he ingested. Eventually, Rayder learned how to manufacture methamphetamine himself, and thereafter used the pills he purchased to manufacture methamphetamine. Rayder knew there were restrictions on the sale of pseudoephedrine, and that the sales were documented by the pharmacies, so, to avoid scrutiny, Rayder on occasion purchased pseudoephedrine from different stores on the same day. On fourteen separate occasions between September and December of 2011, Rayder purchased pseudoephedrine pills with an aggregate weight of 33.6 grams of pseudoephedrine from Oswego, Oneida, and Jefferson county pharmacies, knowing at all times the pills he purchased were intended to be used in, and were in fact used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

After he finishes his sentence of incarceration, Rayder will thereafter be placed on supervised release for a period of three years. Rayder was also ordered to pay a special assessment of $100.

The Rayder case was investigated by the New York State Police and the Syracuse Drug Enforcement Agency.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Carl G. Eurenius, who can be reached at 448-0672.

Updated January 29, 2015