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Syracuse Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Drugs in St. Lawrence County

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Deloyd M. Lesane, age 38, of Syracuse, New York, pled guilty today to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and fentanyl.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith; Kevin M. Kelly, Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); and Gouverneur Chief of Police Laurina Greenhill.

Lesane was selling crack cocaine and fentanyl from an apartment in Gouverneur in April 2017.  During a search of that apartment, agents recovered approximately 57.5 grams of crack cocaine, approximately 2.5 grams of fentanyl, approximately 19.7 grams of cocaine, a digital scale with cocaine residue, drug packaging material and $2,708 in U.S. currency.

If accepted by Senior United States District Judge Norman A. Mordue, the plea calls for Lesane to serve 120 months in prison when sentenced on August 27, 2018.

This case was investigated by members of the St. Lawrence County Drug Task Force, Gouverneur Police Department, and HSI.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas G. Collyer.

Updated April 16, 2018

Drug Trafficking