Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Crack Cocaine Trafficker Sentenced

Defendant Sentenced to 87 Months’ Incarceration

United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian announced today that Eric Foster, a/k/a E-Nasty, age 33, of Albany, New York, was sentenced yesterday by Chief United States District Court Judge Gary L. Sharpe to 87 months’ incarceration (Foster faced a sentence of 120 months, but received 33 months credit for time already served), and eight years of supervised release following his release from incarceration. This sentence follows Foster’s plea of guilty to a drug conspiracy that operated within the city of Albany as set forth in count two of a federal indictment.

Foster is the 22nd defendant to be sentenced out of 25 defendants previously charged. Foster had previously admitted that he distributed crack cocaine to others who, in turn, re-distributed the crack cocaine within the Northern District of New York. Foster’s involvement in the narcotics conspiracy involved the possession with intent to distribute and distribution of more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack cocaine).

This prosecution resulted from a joint investigation conducted by the Office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York; the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Albany Division; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the Drug Enforcement Administration, Albany District Office; the City of Albany Police Department; the Albany County Sheriff’s Department; the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Department; the New York State Department of Corrections; the New York State Division of Parole; the New York State Police; the United States Marshals Service, Northern District of New York, Albany Office; the Albany County District Attorney’s Office; the Rensselaer County District Attorney’s Office; the Town of Guilderland Police Department; the Town of Bethlehem Police Department; and the City of Cohoes Police Department.

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