ALBANY, NEW YORK – Jean Luis Colon, age 23, of Troy, New York, was sentenced today to 36 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, for possessing and intending to distribute heroin, and to possessing a firearm with an altered serial number.
The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Field Division.
Colon admitted that he possessed approximately 2,050 small bags of heroin that he intended to sell, which law enforcement seized when they executed a search warrant on his Troy residence on August 21, 2020; some of the heroin bags were stamped with the words “Corona Virus.” The bags collectively contained between 60 and 80 grams of heroin.
Colon also admitted to possessing a .38 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver with a scratched serial number. Colon has been in custody since his arrest on August 21, 2020.
This prosecution was the result of a joint investigation by the DEA, Troy Police Department, and the New York State Police Special Investigations Unit, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett with assistance from the Rensselaer County District Attorney’s Office.
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