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Schenectady Woman Pleads Guilty to Heroin Charge

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Frances Myers, age 55, of Schenectady, New York, pled guilty today to possessing and intending to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin.   

The announcement was made by 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. 

Myers admitted that in August 2021, she drove to New York City to pick up narcotics that were intended for sale in the Capital Region.  On her return trip, she was stopped on Interstate 87 and found to be in possession of more than 100 grams of heroin. 

Myers pled guilty before United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby.  Sentencing is scheduled for April 20, 2023.  Myers faces a minimum of 5 years in prison, a maximum of 40 years in prison, a fine of up to $5 million, and a term of supervised release of at least 4 years and up to life. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors. 

This case was investigated by the DEA and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Benjamin S. Clark. 

Updated December 10, 2022

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