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Date: 07-07-2024

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United States of America v. Felix Arencibia; Todd Austin; Ahmad Burke; Kevisha DuBoise; Christian Mur-Santana

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Judge: Daniel J. Stewart

Court: The United States District Court for the Northern District of New York

Plaintiff's Attorney: The United States Attorney’s Office for Syracuse

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Syracuse, New York criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with Capital Region Drug Conspiracy

Five Charged in Capital Region Drug Conspiracy



Felix Arencibia, age 38, of Amsterdam, New York; Todd Austin, age 64, of Gloversville, New York; Ahmad Burke, age 66, of Albany; Kevisha DuBoise, age 27, of Schenectady, New York; and Christian Mur-Santana, age 28, of Las Vegas, Nevada have been indicted for participating in a drug distribution conspiracy.

United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman; Frank A. Tarentino III, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division; and Ketty Larco-Ward, Inspector in Charge of the Boston Division of the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), made the announcement.

As alleged in the indictment and other court papers, between November 2022 and July 2023, the defendants participated in a drug conspiracy led by Arencibia, who received packages of methamphetamine and fentanyl from Mur-Santana through the mail and then distributed those drugs in the Capital Region. The specific charges, and the maximum and mandatory terms of imprisonment, are set forth below:

Felix Arencibia

Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl

Distribution of methamphetamine

Minimum:10 years Maximum: Life

Todd Austin

Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine

Distribution of methamphetamine

Maximum: 20 years

Ahmad Burke

Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine

Maximum: 20 years

Kevisha DuBoise

Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine

Distribution of methamphetamine

Maximum: 20 years

Christian Mur-Santana

Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl

Distribution of methamphetamine

Outcome:

The charges in the indictment are merely accusations. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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