Feds: Schenectady man given 10 years in drug case after previous conviction



ALBANY – A Schenectady man previously convicted of a drug crime was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison for two 2017 crack cocaine sales, U.S. Attorney’s officials said.

Robert J. Chaires, 40, pleaded guilty in August related to both sales.

He was accused of selling more than 28 grams of crack cocaine, once in January 2017 and once in March 2017, both times in Schenectady.

Chaires also did so having previously been convicted of a serious drug felony within 15 years of the new case.

The case was investigated by the FBI and its Capital District Safe Streets Gang Task Force, which includes FBI Special Agents and members of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, including the Schenectady Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.


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