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Schenectady Man Sentenced to 60 Months for Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Nashaan Howard, age 34, of Schenectady, New York, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for his involvement in a heroin distribution ring that operated in Schenectady County.

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

As part of his guilty plea, Howard admitted that between December 2017 and April 2018, in conjunction with co-conspirators whom he used as “runners” to distribute controlled substances and collect payment on his behalf, he distributed approximately 235 grams of heroin to another individual in Schenectady County.

Senior United States District Judge Gary L. Sharpe also imposed a 4-year term of supervised release, to begin after Howard’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 24, 2019

Drug Trafficking