Troy Man Sentenced to 46 Months for Distributing and Conspiring to Distribute Fentanyl

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ALBANY, NEW YORK – David Colon, age 41, of Troy, New York was sentenced yesterday to 46 months in prison for distributing fentanyl.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Frank A. Tarentino III, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division.

In pleading guilty, Colon admitted that from August 31, 2020 through December 15, 2020, he ran a drug trafficking organization that operated in Albany and Rensselaer counties.  As the leader of this operation, Colon distributed and agreed with others to distribute approximately 125 grams of fentanyl on multiple occasions throughout Albany and Troy.  Colon forfeited $560,548 in seized cash, which represented proceeds of his fentanyl distribution operation.   

United States District Judge Mae. A. D’Agostino also sentenced Colon to serve 4 years of post-release supervision. 

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This case was investigated by the DEA and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rachel Williams.