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Washington County Man Sentenced for Cocaine Distribution

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Victor Aguero Vasquez, age 48, of Granville, New York, was sentenced today to 130 months in prison for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute over 5 kilograms of cocaine, and possessing firearms in furtherance of his drug distribution operation. United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Frank A. Tarentino III, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division, made the announcement.

As part of his previously entered guilty plea, Vasquez admitted that between November 2018 and September 2019, he obtained at least 5 kilograms of cocaine from his New York City-based drug supplier that he then sold to cocaine redistributors in the Northern District of New York. The defendant also admitted to possessing multiple firearms in a shed behind his home to protect over 1 kilogram of cocaine that was stored with the firearms.

Senior United States District Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. also sentenced Vasquez to a 4-year term of supervised release to begin after imprisonment.

Nestor Cordero-Hernandez pled guilty in March 2020 to conspiring with Vasquez to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine and more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, and was sentenced in July 2020 to 87 months in prison.

William Gonzalez pled guilty in August 2020 to conspiring with Vasquez to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine. Sentencing is scheduled for July 13, 2023 before United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby.  

DEA investigated this case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Ashlyn Miranda prosecuted this case.

Updated June 16, 2023

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