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Schenectady Man Sentenced to 41 Months for Distributing Heroin Laced with Fentanyl

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK - Hezekiah Morton, age 49, of Schenectady, New York, was sentenced today to 41 months in prison for distributing heroin and fentanyl in the city of Schenectady in May 2018.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith; Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division; and Schenectady County Sheriff Dominic Dagostino.

As part of his guilty plea, Morton admitted that between May 7 and May 17, 2018, he distributed approximately 46 grams of heroin, which contained fentanyl.

Senior United States District Judge Gary L. Sharpe also imposed a 3-year term of supervised release, to begin after Morton’s release from prison.

This case was investigated by the DEA and the Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Emmet O’Hanlon.

Updated July 15, 2019

Drug Trafficking