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Schenectady Man Sentenced for Drug and Gun Offenses

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Doron Tucker, age 27, of Schenectady, New York, was sentenced today to 84 months in prison for conspiring to distribute fentanyl, possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl and marijuana, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Frank A. Tarantino III, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division, made the announcement.

In pleading guilty, Tucker admitted to conspiring to sell pills containing fentanyl in Troy and Schenectady between June and October 2020.  At first, the defendant supplied his co-conspirator, Darren Favreau, with fentanyl pills, which Favreau personally sold to purchasers.  Favreau and Tucker then shared the sale proceeds.  After Favreau was arrested in August 2020, Tucker personally sold fentanyl pills to purchasers.

In executing a search warrant at Tucker’s apartment in Schenectady in October 2020, law enforcement seized marijuana, a digital scale, approximately $8,000 in cash, and a loaded .40 caliber handgun.  Tucker’s black BMW, which was parked outside the apartment, contained 386 fentanyl pills, more marijuana, and another digital scale.  Approximately $1,000 in cash was seized from Tucker himself.  Tucker admitted to possessing and intending to sell the fentanyl pills and marijuana, and to possessing the handgun to protect his fentanyl, marijuana, and drug proceeds. 

Tucker was also sentenced to serve 3 years of post-release supervision. 

Favreau, age 52, of Troy, was previously sentenced to 77 months in prison and a 4-year term of supervised release for his role in the fentanyl-trafficking conspiracy. 

DEA investigated the case, which was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Cyrus P.W. Rieck.

Updated August 24, 2023

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses