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Plattsburgh Drug Dealer Sentenced for Membership in Heroin Distribution Conspiracy

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

PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK – Charles Adams, a.k.a. “Chuck,” 32, of Peru, New York, was sentenced today to serve 37 months in prison, to be followed by 4 years of supervised release, for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute heroin, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith, Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, New York Division, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Clinton County Sheriff David Favro.

In pleading guilty, Adams admitted to being a member of a heroin-distribution conspiracy that transported hundreds of grams of heroin from Annapolis, Maryland and Schenectady, New York, to Plattsburgh, New York, where it was distributed.  Adams, who was arrested in possession of 24 grams of heroin (including packaging) on May 25, 2017, admitted to driving other members of the conspiracy to pick up heroin in Annapolis and Schenectady, and to selling heroin in Plattsburgh. 

The charges are the result of a nearly yearlong investigation led by the DEA Task Force in Plattsburgh, which consists of law enforcement officers from the DEA, Homeland Security Investigations, United States Border Patrol, New York State Police, Clinton County Sherriff’s Office, Essex County Sheriff’s Office, and the Plattsburgh Police Department.  The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision also assisted in the investigation. 

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Cyrus P.W. Rieck and Katherine Kopita. 

Updated July 11, 2018

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