Hogansburg man sentenced to 90 months in prison for drug trafficking
HOGANSBURG -- Troy Lyons, 33, of Hogansburg, was sentenced Wednesday, Nov. 18 to federal prison time for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
He was sentenced 90 months in prison, to be followed by four years of supervised release, based on his conviction, DOJ said.As part of his guilty plea, Lyons admitted to conspiring with two others to transport approximately 50 kilograms (110 lbs) of cocaine from California to Canada, DOJ said.
Lyons arranged for a courier to transport the cocaine from California to Syracuse, and for another courier to transport the cocaine from Syracuse to Canada. Law enforcement officers seized the drugs on Feb. 10, 2018, when one of the couriers was stopped in Syracuse, DOJ said.
This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Internal Revenue Service- Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), United States Border Patrol, the Oswego County Drug Task Force, the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department, the City of Oswego Police Department, the Oneida Reservation Police and the Syracuse Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicolas Commandeur.