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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of New York
Carla B. Freedman, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Oneida County Woman Indicted for Conspiracy and Distribution of Methamphetamine, Heroin and Fentanyl, and for Illegally Possessing Defaced Firearms

ALBANY, NEW YORK - Alexis Miranda, age 27, of New Hartford, New York, was arraigned last week on charges relating to the distribution of methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl, and for possessing four pistols from which the serial numbers had been removed and obliterated.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and John B. DeVito, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

According to the indictment, Miranda conspired to distribute methamphetamine, heroin, and fentanyl between August 2019 and October 8, 2019, and distributed methamphetamine on September 12, 2019. The indictment also charges Miranda with possessing with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl on August 29, 2020 and possessing four defaced pistols. The charges in the indictment are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Miranda had a detention hearing today before United States Magistrate Judge Daniel J. Stewart and was released on conditions pending a trial before Chief United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby.

Miranda faces a maximum sentence of life in prison, a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years, a fine of up to $10 million, and a term of supervised release of at least 5 years and up to life. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.

This case was investigated by the ATF, the Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and the New York State Police, with assistance from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Alexander Wentworth-Ping.


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