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Northern District of New York

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Schenectady Man Pleads Guilty to Crack Cocaine Conspiracy

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Ray A. Perkins, age 29, of Schenectady, New York, pled guilty today to conspiring to distribute more than 100 grams of crack cocaine. 

The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Andrew W. Vale, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

Perkins faces at least 5 years and up to 40 years in prison when he is sentenced on December 12, 2016 by Senior United States District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy.  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. 

As part of his plea, Perkins admitted that between December 2015 and March 2016, he and a co-conspirator sold about 106 grams of crack cocaine in the city of Schenectady. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.

Drug Trafficking
Updated August 17, 2016