New Jersey man sentenced to 43 months for shipping heroin to Plattsburgh
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – Keith M. Moses, 31, of Paterson, N.J., was sentenced today to 43 months in prison for conspiring to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.
The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith, DEA New York Division Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan, United States Postal Inspection Service Boston Division Inspector in Charge Joseph Cronin and Plattsburgh City Police Chief Levi J. Ritter.
As part of his plea, Moses admitted that between Dec. 1, 2017, and Sept. 5, 2018, he supplied approximately 455 grams of heroin for distribution in Plattsburgh. On approximately 65 occasions, Moses sent heroin through the U.S. mail from New Jersey to a co-conspirator in Plattsburgh. Each of these packages contained, on average, 4.6 grams of heroin. Additionally, Moses and Darcy D. Briggs transported larger supplies of heroin on at least three occasions from New Jersey to the co-conspirator in Ulster County, N.Y. Each of these packages contained, on average, 23 grams of heroin. On approximately 20 occasions, the co-conspirator travelled to New Jersey to meet with Moses and receive heroin. Each of these packages contained, on average, 4.6 grams of heroin. The co-conspirator distributed the heroin in the Plattsburgh area and returned a portion of the drug proceeds to Moses.
Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr., also sentenced Moses to serve a three-year term of supervised release once out of prison.
Briggs was sentenced on Aug. 30, 2019, to 21 months in prison and three years of supervised release for his role in the conspiracy.
This case was investigated by the DEA Plattsburgh Resident Office, United States Postal Inspection Service and Plattsburgh City Police, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas Collyer.
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