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Schenectady Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Crack Cocaine

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – William Reid, age 38, of Schenectady, New York, pled guilty today to two counts of distributing crack cocaine, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and James Hendricks, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

As part of his guilty plea, Reid admitted that he sold 33.4 grams of crack cocaine on April 26, 2018 and 8.9 grams of crack cocaine on June 22, 2018, each time in Schenectady.

As a result of his conviction, Reid faces at least 5 years and up to 40 years in prison, and a term of post-release supervision 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.  Sentencing is scheduled for November 14, 2019 before Senior United States District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy.

This case was investigated by the FBI and its Capital District Safe Streets Gang Task Force.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua R. Rosenthal. 

Updated July 19, 2019

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