Feds: Schenectady man sentenced in methamphetamine distribution case

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ALBANY – A Schenectady man was sentenced Thursday more than six years in federal prison in a methamphetamine distribution case, federal prosecutors said.

James King, 33, of Schenectady, pleaded guilty earlier to possessing and intending to distribute methamphetamine.

He was sentenced to a total of 6 years and 6 months in federal prison, prosecutors said.

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King admitted earlier that in February and March 2021 he sold methamphetamine twice and possessed it with intent to distribute on March 17, 2021. He admitted to selling more than 150 grams of the drug in all, prosecutors said.

Chief U.S. District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby imposed the sentence, along with four years of supervised release.

The case was investigated by the DEA, the New York State Police, and Homeland Security Investigations, with assistance from the Schenectady Police Department and the Guilderland Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander P. Wentworth-Ping prosecuted.

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