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Syracuse Man Sentenced to Nearly Four Years for Heroin and Fentanyl Distribution

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

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK - Jondell Middlebrooks, age 39, of Syracuse, was sentenced today to serve 46 months in prison based on his guilty plea to the distribution, and possession with intent to distribute, heroin, fentanyl, and acetyl fentanyl, 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, and James N. Hendricks, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

In imposing the sentence, Chief United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby also ordered Middlebrooks to serve three years of supervised release following his term of incarceration, and ordered Middlebrooks to forfeit to the United States a money judgment reflecting the proceeds of his illegal activity.  As part of his guilty plea, Middlebrooks admitted to distributing drugs on the south side of Syracuse from February through December 2018.   

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

Updated October 24, 2019

Drug Trafficking