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Washington County Man Pleads Guilty to Cocaine and Methamphetamine Distribution Charges

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Nestor Cordero-Hernandez, age 43, of Fort Ann, New York, pled guilty on Friday to conspiring to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine and more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.  The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division.

As part of his guilty plea, Cordero-Hernandez admitted that between September 2018 and November 2019, he agreed with others to participate in a drug trafficking conspiracy that distributed cocaine and methamphetamine.  In furtherance of this drug trafficking conspiracy, he distributed over 600 grams of methamphetamine and 450 grams of cocaine in Fort Ann and elsewhere.  

Sentencing is scheduled for July 2, 2020, at which time Cordero-Hernandez faces at least 10 years and up to life in prison, and a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of at least 5 years and up to life. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.

This case was investigated by the DEA and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ashlyn Miranda.

Updated March 9, 2020

Drug Trafficking