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Monday, March 19, 2018

Middletown Cocaine And Crack Dealer Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that COLLYER GOODMAN, a/k/a “West,” was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in supplying at least 14 other drug dealers with cocaine and crack cocaine in Middletown, New York.  GOODMAN was convicted after a jury trial in October of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine.  Numerous other members of the conspiracy, including Juan Beniquez, a/k/a “Johnny,” have already been sentenced.  Beniquez was sentenced to 9 years in prison.  U.S. District Court Judge Cathy Seibel imposed the sentences.  Several other members of the conspiracy, including Oscar Boria Jr., and Damon Wheeler, are expected to be sentenced this spring. 

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said:  “Collyer Goodman has persistently sold crack and cocaine in Middletown and elsewhere at great risk to the community.  Today’s sentence shows that drug dealers will neither profit from nor get away with their crimes.”

According to the Indictment, other filings in White Plains federal court, evidence at trial, and statements made in court proceedings:

Collyer Goodman supplied packages of redistribution quantities of cocaine to co-conspirators Oscar Boria Jr., Damon Wheeler, and Juan Beniquez, among others.  All of those individuals were drug dealers with their own customers who repackaged the cocaine, in some cases cooked it into crack cocaine, and resold it to mid-level and street-level dealers and to drug users.  Goodman sometimes also sold crack cocaine directly to his customers.

Over the period from 2015 through August 2016, Goodman distributed in excess of five kilograms of cocaine and 28 grams of crack cocaine.

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In addition to the prison sentence, GOODMAN was sentenced to five years of supervised release and ordered to forfeit $226,260. 

Mr. Berman praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Hudson Valley Safe Streets Task Force and the Middletown Police Department.

This case is being handled by the Office’s White Plains Division.  Assistant United States Attorneys Anden Chow and Allison Nichols are in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated March 19, 2018