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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Three Sentenced in Connection with Capital Region Drug Conspiracy

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Shenika D. Boyd, aka “Misses,” age 38, of Albany, was sentenced today to 46 months in prison, to be followed by 6 years of supervised release, for conspiring to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and James N. Hendricks, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Today, United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino also sentenced two others in connection with the conspiracy: Bobby R. Graham, age 51, of Albany, was sentenced to 3 years of probation, including 6 months of home confinement; and Jalessa Scott, age 27, of Schenectady, was sentenced to time served (about 17 months in jail), to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.  As part of the federal investigation, Scott also pled guilty in Schenectady County Court to criminal possession of a firearm.

Boyd, Graham and Scott were among 12 people indicted in August 2017 for their involvement in a drug trafficking ring that operated in Schenectady and Albany.

This case was investigated by the FBI and its Capital District Safe Streets Gang Task Force, which includes FBI Special Agents and members of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, including the Schenectady Police Department, Schenectady County District Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Albany County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, and the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.

Drug Trafficking
Updated October 5, 2018