Utica Man Sentenced to 60 Months for Fentanyl Conspiracy and Distribution

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SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Kymani Minott, aka “Bizz,” aka “K-Bizz,” age 19, of Utica, New York, was sentenced yesterday to 60 months in prison for conspiring to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl, and distribution of fentanyl.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman; Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara; New York State Police Superintendent Kevin P. Bruen; Frank A. Tarentino III, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division; John B. Devito, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), New York Field Division; and Utica Police Chief Mark Williams. 

As part of his prior guilty plea, Minott admitted that in or around March 2021, he agreed with others to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl to customers in the Utica area. Minott also admitted that on June 17, 2021, he distributed approximately 5 grams of a fentanyl mixture in Utica.

United States District Judge David N. Hurd also imposed a 4-year term of supervised release, which will start after Minott is released from federal prison.

This case was investigated by New York State Police-Special Investigations Unit (NYSP-SIU), the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office, Utica Police Department, DEA, and ATF, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew J. McCrobie.