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Convicted Utica drug trafficker sentenced to decade behind bars

Jeffrey Rivera was sentenced Thursday in federal court.

Posted: Dec. 7, 2018 10:24 AM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A Utica man will spend the next 130 months in prison, following his conviction in a drug trafficking case.

Jeffrey Rivera was sentenced Thursday in federal court.

Authorities said he participated in a drug trafficking conspiracy involving in excess of 5 kilos of cocaine.

Officials say the charges stemmed from an investigation, beginning in 2016, into the drug trafficking activities of Rivera and his co-conspirators in and around Utica.

He's also required to forfeit more than $13,000 in drug money.

He was sentenced to 5 years of post-supervised release.

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