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Northern District of New York

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Utica Man Sentenced to 130 Months for Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Jeffrey Rivera, age 36, of Utica, New York, was sentenced today to 130 months in prison for his participation in a drug trafficking conspiracy involving in excess of 5 kilograms of cocaine.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Keith G. Kruskall, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Chief United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby also ordered Rivera to serve 5 years of post-imprisonment supervised release, and to forfeit $13,400 in drug proceeds to the United States.

The charges stemmed from a multi-agency investigation, beginning in 2016, into the drug trafficking activities of Rivera and his co-conspirators in and around Utica.

This case was investigated by the DEA, New York State Police, Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, Oneida County District Attorney’s Office, Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office, Rome Police Department, Utica Police Department, Yorkville Police Department, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Katherine A. King.


Drug Trafficking
Updated December 7, 2018