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Schenectady Man Sentenced For Firearm and Drug Offenses

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York
Defendant Receives 120-Month Sentence

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Dujuan Pleasant, 35, of Schenectady, New York, was sentenced today to serve 120 months in prison for distributing crack cocaine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  U.S. District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino also ordered that Pleasant serve a four-year term of supervised release following his release from federal prison.


The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).


Pleasant, who pled guilty in June 2017, admitted that he distributed over 100 grams of crack cocaine in 2016.  He also admitted that he possessed an Arminius .22 caliber revolver, a Kel-Tec .32 caliber semi-automatic handgun, 33 rounds of ammunition, several digital scales, as well as cocaine and ecstasy at his residence.  Pleasant admitted that he kept both firearms in his residence to protect his drugs and drug proceeds from third parties.


This case was investigated by the DEA and the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Wayne A. Myers.

Updated October 15, 2017

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses