Two Hogansburg Residents Charged In Pot Conspiracy
Two residents of Hogansburg and a Syracuse resident have been charged in a conspiracy to distribute marijuana, the U.S. Attorney's office in Syracuse announced Thursday.
Charged were: Amos Conners, 41, of Hogansburg; Melissa Brown, 42, of Hogansburg; Luman Paro, 51, of Syracuse.
All three have been indicted by a federal grand jury with "conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and distributing over 100 kilograms of marijuana."
If convicted, they face a mandatory five year minimum term of imprisonment up to a maximum of forty years imprisonment, up to a $5 million fine, and at least four years of supervised release.
The news release provided no details about the arrests, but said they were the result of an investigation done by several agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Central New York High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Strike Force, and the U.S. Attorney's Office.
The HIDTA Strike Force is comprised of agents, detectives, and investigators from the DEA, Onondaga County Sheriff's Office, the Syracuse Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, United States Customs and Border Protection, and the Onondaga County District Attorney's Office.
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