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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sentence Of 70 Months In Prison For Marijuana Conspiracy

PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK – ALAIN FORGET, 43, was sentenced on April 4, 2014 by United States District Court Judge Glenn T. Suddaby to 70 months imprisonment and four years supervised release for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute more than one hundred (100) kilograms of marijuana announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian.

On February 28, 2012, FORGET pled guilty to an information, charging conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§846 and 841(b)(1)(B). FORGET participated in a large scale drug trafficking organization designed to import thousands of pounds of marijuana into the United States and he help generate millions of dollars in drug proceeds. In addition to personally smuggling loads of marijuana into the United States, FORGET assumed a leadership role within the organization, recruiting others into the smuggling scheme and directing their activities.

The investigation and prosecution of FORGET was the result of a joint investigation between the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the New York State Police (NYSP), the United States Border Patrol (USBP), the Plattsburgh Police Department, and Clinton County Sheriff’s Office.

Any questions may be directed to Assistant U.S. Attorney John Duncan in Syracuse, New York at 315-448-0672.

Updated January 29, 2015