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Schenectady Man Indicted for Drug Trafficking

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Ocyris Morgan, age 35, of Schenectady, New York, was arraigned today on a 13-count indictment charging that he distributed and possessed with intent to distribute several controlled substances.

United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Janeen DiGuiseppi, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), made the announcement.

The indictment charges Morgan with distributing cocaine and methamphetamine over the course of 12 sales since August 2022.  On the day of his arrest, he possessed and intended to distribute additional quantities of cocaine and methamphetamine, as well as fentanyl.  The charges in the indictment are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Upon conviction, the charges filed against Morgan carry a term of imprisonment of at least 5 years and up to 40 years, a fine of up to $1 million, and a term of supervised release of at least 4 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.

United States Magistrate Judge Daniel J. Stewart arraigned Morgan today and ordered him detained pending a trial scheduled before Chief United States District Judge Brenda K. Sannes.

The FBI’s Capital District Safe Streets Task Force—which includes FBI Special Agents as well as members of other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies—is investigating the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan S. Reiner is prosecuting the case.

Updated June 14, 2023

Drug Trafficking