Schenectady Man Sentenced to 60 Months for Distributing Heroin and Cocaine Base

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ALBANY, NEW YORK – Gregory Sherrills, Jr., age 40, of Schenectady, New York, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for distributing heroin and cocaine base.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Janeen DiGuiseppi, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

In pleading guilty, Sherrills Jr. admitted to selling heroin and cocaine base to another person on seven occasions between December 2019 and March 2021 at various locations in the city of Schenectady.  In total, the defendant distributed approximately 120 grams of heroin and 60 grams of cocaine base.  This conviction represented his fourth felony drug conviction.

United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino also ordered that Sherrills Jr. serve a 4-year term of supervised release following his release from prison,

This case was investigated by the FBI and the Schenectady Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Emmet O’Hanlon.