A Rome man has been sentenced to prison time after he admitted to his role in a federal drug trafficking conspiracy, according to U.S. Attorney Grant Jaquith.
Eugene James, 34, has been sentenced to 15 years and 8 months in prison. When he’s released from prison, he will have eight years of post-release supervision and he’ll have to forfeit a money judgment of $90,000.
According to Jaquith, as part of James’ guilty plea, he admitted that for more than a year in 2016-2017, he was involved in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, heroin and crack cocaine in Oneida County.
James also admitted that he and others who were following his orders made multiple trips to drug suppliers in New York City and Long Island, and the drug suppliers also made trips to the Utica area to deliver drugs to James.
In total, James trafficked multiple kilograms of cocaine, and additional quantities of heroin and crack cocaine, according to Jaquith.