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Plattsburgh Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking Charge

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Niles O’Neil, age 28, of Plattsburgh, New York, pled guilty yesterday to possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division.

As part of his plea, O’Neil admitted that he possessed approximately 40 grams of crack cocaine that he was intending to distribute on April 3, 2018. 

O’Neil faces at least 5 years and up to 40 years in prison when he is sentenced by Chief United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby on September 18, 2019.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statutes the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors.

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

Updated May 13, 2019

Drug Trafficking