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Troy Woman Sentenced for Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Katie Bessette, age 30, of Troy, New York, was sentenced today to time served (2 days in jail) for conspiring to distribute 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.

As part of her June 27, 2018 guilty plea, Bessette admitted that on December 3, 2017, she distributed approximately 527 grams of cocaine to a co-conspirator at a shopping center in Albany County.   

Senior United States District Judge Gary L. Sharpe also imposed a 3-year term of supervised release.  

This case was investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Belliss.

Updated November 28, 2018

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