Skip to main content
Press Release

Utica Man Sentenced to 33 Months for Fentanyl Conspiracy and Distribution

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

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Daequon D. Perkins, age 26, of Utica, New York, was sentenced Thursday to 33 months’ imprisonment for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing fentanyl, and distribution of a mixture and substance containing fentanyl.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman; Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara, New York State Police Acting Superintendent Steven A. Nigrelli, Timothy Foley, Acting Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division; John B. Devito, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and Chief Mark Williams, Utica Police Department.

As part of his prior guilty plea, Perkins admitted that beginning no later than May 2021, he agreed with others to distribute 40 grams or more of a mixture containing fentanyl to customers in the Utica, New York area. Perkins also admitted that on May 27, 2021, he distributed approximately 2 grams of a fentanyl mixture in Utica.

United States District Judge Hon. David N. Hurd also imposed a four-year term of supervised release, which will start after Perkins is released from federal prison, and ordered Perkins to pay a $200 special assessment.

This case was investigated by New York State Police-Special Investigations Unit (NYSP-SIU), investigators from the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office, members of the City of Utica Police Department, DEA, ATF, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew J. McCrobie.

Updated November 14, 2022

Drug Trafficking