Syracuse man pleads guilty to possessing and intending to distribute 6 kilograms of cocaine

 

Date: April 12, 2022

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Syracuse, NY — Alexander Carrasquillo-Rosado of Syracuse, pled guilty today to possessing and intending to distribute controlled substances. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman, Thomas Fattorusso, Executive Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI), New York Field Office, Ketty Larco-Ward, Inspector in Charge, United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), Boston Division, Matthew Scarpino, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Buffalo Field Office, and Kenton Buckner, Chief of Police, Syracuse Police Department.

As part of his plea, Carrasquillo-Rosado admitted that, on November 17, 2021, he possessed with intent to distribute six kilograms of cocaine found in his car and his house on that day.

At sentencing on August 17, 2022, Carrasquillo-Rosado faces a term of imprisonment of at least ten years and up to life, a post-incarceration term of supervised release of between five years and life, and a maximum fine of $10,000,0000. A defendant's sentence is imposed by a judge based on the statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors.

This case is being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI), United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the Syracuse Police Department. Investigative assistance was provided by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), United States Border Patrol, and the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael D. Gadarian.