SYRACUSE — A Utica man was sentenced to 130 months in prison for participating in a drug trafficking conspiracy that involved in excess of 5 kilograms of cocaine, officials said.
The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Keith G. Kruskall, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Rivera was also ordered to serve 5 years of post-imprisonment supervised release and to forfeit $13,400 in drug proceeds to the United States, authorities said.
The charges stemmed from a multi-agency investigation, beginning in 2016, into the drug trafficking activities of Rivera and his co-conspirators in and around Utica.
This case was investigated by the DEA, New York State Police, Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, Oneida County District Attorney’s Office, Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office, Rome Police Department, Utica Police Department, Yorkville Police Department, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Katherine A. King.