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Syracuse Man Sentenced to 84 Months for Distributing Methamphetamine and Cocaine

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

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Mohamed Mahmoud, age 44, of Syracuse, was sentenced today to serve 84 months in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine, powder cocaine, and crack cocaine, announced United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Frank A. Tarentino III, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division.

As part of his previous guilty plea, Mahmoud admitted selling about 29 grams of pure methamphetamine, 12 grams of crack cocaine, and 11 grams of powder cocaine on April 14, 2021. He also was found at sentencing to have sold the same drugs on multiple prior occasions in the preceding months.  This was Mahmoud’s second federal drug conviction; in October 2012, he was sentenced in federal court to a 63-month term of imprisonment following his conviction for conspiring to distribute crack cocaine.

United States District Judge David N. Hurd further sentenced Mahmoud to a four-year term of supervised release to begin after imprisonment, imposed a $2,500 fine, and imposed a $2,400 judgment representing Mahmoud’s proceeds from a prior drug sale.

The case was investigated by the DEA-Syracuse Resident Office, the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office, the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, the Syracuse Police Department, and the New York State Police. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Sutcliffe.

Updated June 14, 2023

Drug Trafficking