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Northern District of New York

Friday, April 27, 2018

Queens Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Heroin, Crack Cocaine

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Darnell D. Devaughn, age 33, of Queens County, New York, pled guilty yesterday to distributing heroin and crack cocaine in Albany County.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Vadim D. Thomas, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

As part of his guilty plea, Devaughn admitted to distributing heroin and cocaine base (a/k/a crack cocaine) in the Crossgates Mall parking lot on November 9, 2016.

Devaughn is in custody pending sentencing.

United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino will sentence Devaughn on August 24, 2018. He faces up to 20 years in prison, and a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of at least 3 years and up to life.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.

This case was investigated by the FBI and New York State Police, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.

Drug Trafficking
Updated April 28, 2018