Troy Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Crack Cocaine Conviction
ALBANY, NEW YORK – Alikubar Shaw, age 34, of Troy, New York, was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for possessing more than 28 grams of crack cocaine with the intent to sell it.
The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian; James Jewell, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II.
United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino also ordered Shaw to serve 8 years of post-imprisonment supervised release.
As part of his August 11, 2016 guilty plea, Shaw admitted that on January 7, 2014, he was the passenger in a car that was stopped for a traffic violation in Albany County. The driver of the car had a suspended license, and New York State Police Troopers smelled burnt marijuana coming from the car. As Shaw exited the car to speak with one Trooper, the Trooper noticed Shaw touch his rear waist area, and the Trooper then found 263 grams of crack cocaine there. As part of his plea, Shaw admitted that he intended to sell the crack.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New York State Police, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.