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South Glens Falls Man Sentenced to 60 Months for Cocaine Trafficking

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Carlo Varnado, age 41, of South Glens Falls, New York, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for conspiring to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Field Division.

As part of his guilty plea, Varnado admitted that between January 2013 and October 9, 2017, he distributed cocaine from his apartment in South Glens Falls and in areas around Glens Falls. Some of this cocaine was resold in and around Lake Placid, New York.  On October 9, 2017, DEA Special Agents seized approximately 8.8 ounces of cocaine bound for Lake Placid after Varnado distributed it to another person.  DEA Special Agents then executed a search warrant at Varnado’s apartment and recovered approximately 20 grams of cocaine, inositol (a common cutting agent for cocaine), approximately $1,000 in U.S. currency, a scale, a vacuum sealer, and plastic baggies.  As part of his plea, Varnado admitted trafficking approximately 4 kilograms of cocaine during the conspiracy.

Senior U.S. District Judge Gary L. Sharpe also sentenced Varnado to serve a 4-year term of supervised release.

This case was investigated by DEA and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas Collyer.

Updated December 5, 2019

Drug Trafficking