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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of New York

For Immediate Release

Thursday, May 23, 2019
Grant C. Jaquith
, United States Attorney
Contact: AUSA Richard Southwick

Syracuse Man Sentenced for Distributing Crack Cocaine

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Damion Anderson, age 48, of Syracuse, was sentenced today in federal court in Syracuse to serve 12 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, after previously pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute and distributing crack cocaine, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith, John B. DeVito, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and Chief of Police Kenton T. Buckner, Syracuse Police Department.

In previously pleading guilty, Anderson admitted that on November 8, 2018, he conspired with one or more other people to sell crack cocaine in Syracuse and that he engaged in a sale of less than 2.8 net grams of crack cocaine on that day. This case was part of a targeted drug suppression and enforcement operation conducted jointly by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the Syracuse Police Department.

This case was investigated by the Syracuse Police Department and U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), with assistance from the United States Marshals Service, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael F. Perry.

New York Field Division