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Oswego County Woman Sentenced for Drug Trafficking Offenses

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

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK - Alisha Obey, 35, of Fulton, New York, was sentenced today to 57 months in prison for unlawfully possessing with the intent to distribute the synthetic drug eutylone, a Schedule I controlled substance.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Matthew J. Scarpino, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

As part of her prior guilty plea, Obey admitted that on July 14, 2019, November 8, 2019, and December 3, 2019, she possessed eutylone, which she intended to distribute to customers throughout Oswego County.  Eutylone is a synthetic cathinone and has pharmacological effects on the central nervous system similar to other Schedule I or II substances such as methylone, pentylone, cocaine, methamphetamine, and MDMA.

Senior United States District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. also imposed a three-year term of supervised release, which will begin after Obey is released from prison.  

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the U.S. Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), and the Oswego County Drug Task Force, comprised of Special Agents of HSI, members of the City of Oswego Police Department, the City of Fulton Police Department, the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office, Investigators from the Oswego County District Attorney’s Office, the SUNY Oswego Police Department, and Agents of the U.S. Border Patrol.  The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Adrian LaRochelle.

Updated December 14, 2021

Drug Trafficking