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Syracuse Man Sentenced to 102 Months Following Drug Trafficking Convictions

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

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Daitwaun Fair, age 33, of Syracuse, was sentenced today to serve 102 months (eight and one-half years) in prison in connection with his convictions for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base (“crack cocaine”), possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and maintaining a drug involved premises, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith; Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Field Division; Thomas F. Relford, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); New York State Police Superintendent Keith Corlett; Sheriff Eugene Conway, Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office; and William J. Fitzpatrick, Onondaga County District Attorney.

The defendant was also ordered to serve a four-year term of supervised release following his release from prison, and ordered to forfeit $112,500.00 in proceeds from his drug trafficking activity.

In imposing sentence, the Court found that Fair and his coconspirators were responsible for distributing between 3.5 and 5 kilograms of cocaine in the Syracuse area from July to September 2018. The Court also found that Fair was the organizer of the drug trafficking operation, which included 12 other coconspirators, all of whom have previously pled guilty.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the New York State Police, the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, and the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicolas Commandeur.



Updated June 29, 2020

Drug Trafficking