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Syracuse Man Sentenced for Drug Sales

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York
Wilfredo Fuentes Will Serve 96 Months in Federal Prison for Distributing Heroin, Fentanyl, and Cocaine

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Wilfredo Fuentes, age 36, of Syracuse was sentenced today to serve 96-months in federal prison for distributing heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine in Syracuse, 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.

Fuentes was also sentenced to a 3-year term of supervised release following his prison sentence, and to ordered to forfeit $3,400.00 in drug proceeds.

As part of his previous guilty plea, Fuentes admitted that he sold heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine on two occasions during an ATF/SPD undercover enforcement operation in Syracuse. Fuentes was previously convicted of two New York State felony drug crimes.

This case was investigated by United State Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Syracuse Police Department-Intelligence Section, and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), with assistance from the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS-Parole) and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Southwick.

Updated November 4, 2021

Drug Trafficking