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Schenectady heroin dealer sentenced to 60 months

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – George R. Hilts, Jr., age 48, of Schenectady, New York, was sentenced today to serve 60 months in prison after being convicted of distributing heroin. 

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, New York Division, Drug Enforcement Administration. 

Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy also sentenced Hilts to serve 3 years of supervised release, to begin upon his release from prison. 

On March 4, Hilts pled guilty to selling heroin to another person twice in Schenectady in April 2014. 

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Schenectady Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.

Updated July 12, 2016

Drug Trafficking