Franklin County man sentenced to 90 months for role in drug trafficking conspiracy

 

Date: November 18, 2020

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Syracuse, New York – Troy Lyons of Hogansburg, New York, was sentenced today to serve 90 months in prison, to be followed by four years of supervised release, based on his conviction for membership in a federal drug trafficking conspiracy.

As part of his guilty plea, Lyons admitted to conspiring with two other individuals to transport approximately fifty (50) kilograms of cocaine from California to Canada. Lyons arranged for a courier to transport the cocaine from California to Syracuse, New York, and for another courier to transport the cocaine from Syracuse to Canada.  Law enforcement officers seized the drugs on February 10, 2018, when one of the couriers was stopped in Syracuse

This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service- Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), Homeland Security Investigations, United States Border Patrol, the Oswego County Drug Task Force, the Oswego County Sheriff's Department, the City of Oswego Police Department, the Oneida Reservation Police and the Syracuse Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicolas Commandeur.