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January 13, 12

NEWS / Schenectady Man Sentenced for Crack Distribution

United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian announced that on January 12, 2012 United States District Court Judge Lawrence E. Kahn sentenced Jeffrey McGough, Sr., 49, of Schenectady, New York to 70 months in federal prison. This sentence was for McGough’s conviction for the crime of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine. McGough has been in federal custody since October 25, 2010.

McGough, Sr. was indicted with 15 others for a conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine between August 2009 and March 2010. The indictment charges that it was the role of Jeffrey McGough, Sr. to receive cocaine and/or crack cocaine from Jamie Lee Toomer for redistribution. The indictment further charges that on March 28, 2010, Jamie Lee Toomer was in an apartment in Schenectady, New York in which there was approximately 750 grams of crack cocaine and 220 grams of cocaine.

Jamie Toomer, Victor Toomer, Jeffrey McGough, Sr., Trinelle Frye, Koshon Taylor, Riccia Goody, Jeffrey McGough, Jr. and Alexis Bass, all of Schenectady and Jamar Green of Ft. Lee, New Jersey, have pled guilty to the conspiracy charge. Judge Kahn has sentenced Jamie Toomer and Jamar Green to 240 months in federal prison; Trinelle Frye to 120 months in federal prison; Koshon Taylor to 71 months in federal prison; and Alexis Bass to 24 months in federal prison.

Charges are pending against the remaining six defendants and trial is scheduled for February 28, 2012 in Albany.

The investigation that resulted in these convictions was conducted by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New York State Police, the Schenectady Police Department, and the Office of the District Attorney of Schenectady County.




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