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Schenectady Man Sentenced on Drug Convictions

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Hason Harres, age 47, of Schenectady, New York, was sentenced today to serve 57 months in federal prison for possessing methamphetamine and fentanyl with the intent to distribute.

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

As part of his previous guilty plea, Harres admitted to possessing and/or distributing more than 1,400 counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl, as well as 92 grams of methamphetamine.  At the time of the offense, Harres was on post-release supervision for a state drug conviction.  Senior U.S. District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn also imposed a 4-year term of supervised release and forfeiture of $13,800.00.

The DEA investigated the case, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan S. Reiner prosecuted the defendant.

Updated April 3, 2024

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