Schenectady man admits fentanyl, cocaine distribution, gun, drug possession, feds say

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ALBANY – A Schenectady man admitted Friday to distributing fentanyl cocaine and possessing drugs and guns at his city residence in 2020, federal prosecutors said.

Charles Whorley, 35, of Schenectady, pleaded guilty Friday to possessing and intending to distribute fentanyl and cocaine and to possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, prosecutors said.

Whorley admitted to distributing fentanyl on multiple occasions in June 2020 and to possessing fentanyl and cocaine that he intended to distribute at his residence, officials said.

Whorley is a previously convicted felon and admitted to possessing three loaded handguns at his residence to protect drugs and cash, officials said.

Whorley faces at least five years in prison and potentially up to life at his July sentencing, officials said.

The New York State Police and ATF investigated with the assistance of the Schenectady County District Attorney’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Emmet O’Hanlon is prosecuting.

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