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Schenectady Man Sentenced for Drug Conviction

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – James King, age 33, of Schenectady, New York, was sentenced today to 78 months in prison for possessing and intending to distribute methamphetamine.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman; Special Agent in Charge Frank A. Tarentino III, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division; New York State Police Superintendent Kevin P. Bruen; and Matthew Scarpino, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

As part of his guilty plea, King admitted that between February and March 2021, he sold methamphetamine twice and possessed methamphetamine with intent to distribute on March 17, 2021. In total, King admitted to selling more than 150 grams of methamphetamine.

Chief United States District Judge Hon. Glenn T. Suddaby also imposed a term of 4 years of supervised release to follow the term of incarceration.

This case was investigated by DEA, the New York State Police, and HSI, with assistance from the Schenectady Police Department and the Guilderland Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander P. Wentworth-Ping.

Updated April 28, 2022

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