Hogansburg man sentenced for conspiracy to distribute marijuana and money laundering


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Date: October 20, 2021

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Syracuse, NY — Adam Jacobs of Hogansburg, NY, was sentenced today to serve 70 months in prison for conspiring to distribute marijuana and for money laundering of drug proceeds announced United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman, Matthew Scarpino, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and Gregory S. Oakes, Oswego County District Attorney.

As part of his previous guilty plea, Jacobs admitted that between January 2017 and August 2017, he operated as a middleman who brokered marijuana transactions between a marijuana supplier on the Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation and multiple redistributors. He facilitated the distribution of at least 400 pounds of marijuana. Jacobs was previously convicted of federal drug charges in 2012 and sentenced to 57 months in prison. He was on federal supervised release at the time he committed the most recent offense.

In addition to his term of imprisonment, the court also sentenced Jacobs to 5 years of supervised release and ordered him to pay a money judgment in the amount of $40,000.00 representing proceeds derived from marijuana distribution. The court also sentenced Jacobs to an additional 18 months in prison for violating his supervised release, which will be served consecutive to his 70-month term of imprisonment.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Syracuse Police Department, and the Oswego County Drug Task Force, comprised of Special Agents of HSI, members of the City of Oswego Police Department, the Oswego County Sheriff's Office, Investigators from the Oswego County District Attorney's Office, the SUNY Oswego Police Department, and Agents of the U.S. Border Patrol. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas Sutcliffe.