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Northern District of New York

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Philadelphia Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Heroin Conspiracy

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK - Lamont Butcher, age 42, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for his participation in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt of the New York Division.

Butcher pled guilty on September 21, 2017, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin in connection with his involvement in a heroin trafficking organization operating in Philadelphia and Oswego, New York.  Butcher admitted in his plea to selling heroin to Samuel Alexander, Jr., whom he knew was further distributing the heroin in Oswego, New York, in an amount exceeding 1 kilogram.  Alexander, of Brewerton, New York, was previously sentenced to 63 months for his role in the conspiracy.

Butcher was also sentenced to serve a 5-year term of supervised release following his release from prison and pay a forfeiture money judgement in the amount of $3,900.

This case was investigated by the DEA, U.S. Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) and the Oswego County Drug Task Force, comprised of Special Agents of U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI),  members of the City of Oswego 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 Assistant United States Attorneys Carla Freedman and Geoffrey J.L. Brown.

Drug Trafficking
Updated February 2, 2018