Syracuse Man Sentenced to 84 Months for Drug Crimes
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Waldemar Colon, age 45, of Syracuse, was sentenced yesterday to serve 84-months in federal prison for his convictions for conspiracy to distribute and possesses with intent to distribute heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine; and aiding and abetting the distribution of heroin and fentanyl, announced United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman, John B. DeVito, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Chief Kenton Buckner, City of Syracuse Police Department.
Colon was also ordered to serve a 5-year term of supervised release following his prison sentence.
As part of his previous guilty plea, Colon admitted that he conspired with Luis Carrasquillo and Isidro De Los Santos to sell heroin mixed with fentanyl, and cocaine from De Los Santos’s apartment on Gifford Street in Syracuse as part of a conspiracy that existed from December 2018 through January 31, 2019. Colon also pled guilty to aiding and abetting the sale of a mixture of heroin and fentanyl on December 19, 2018.
On January 31, 2019, ATF Special Agents assisted by DEA and the Syracuse Police Department-Intelligence Unit executed a federal search warrant at Isidro De Los Santos’s residence and recovered over twenty-one ounces (608 grams) of heroin mixed with fentanyl in two packages. A federal search warrant executed at the adjacent apartment of another involved defendant, Anthony Moreno, on the same day resulted in the seizure of over 18 ounces (521grams) of cocaine.
Isidro De Los Santos pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, and distribution of controlled substances, and was sentenced on November 13, 2020 to serve a sentence of nine years (108 months) in prison, and a 5-year term of supervised release.
Anthony Moreno pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, and on November 17, 2020 was sentenced on to serve 51 months in prison, followed by a 5-year term of supervised release.
Luis Carrasquillo pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, and distribution of controlled substances, and was sentenced on November 4, 2021 to serve a sentence of 71 months in prison, and a 5-year term of supervised release.
This case was investigated by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Syracuse Police Department-Intelligence Section, and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Southwick
Updated December 16, 2021