Key Player in Multi-Million Dollar Cocaine Ring Has Taken Plea Deal
One of the key players in a multimillion dollar cocaine ring that was operating in and around Cortland County has taken plea deal.
Back in December, the Cortland County Drug Task Force in conjunction with the New York Attorney General’s Office disrupted a major cocaine pipeline with international ties that was operating here in Cortland County.
During raids local police agencies joined by the U-S Marshalls, arrested nearly 40 suspects involved with the sale and trafficking of cocaine in Cortland County and across Central New York.
On Thursday one of the key middlemen Jimmy Pena of the New York City area plead guilty to a felony charge of criminal possession in the first degree. In exchange for the plea prosecutors have recommend that Pena be sentenced to 10 years in state prison.
Pena has been portrayed as a mid level supplier who moved drugs from the New York City area all the way to Buffalo. He is accused of receiving shipments from regional supplier John Galan and his son Alexander Galan both men are from Syracuse and accused of selling hundreds of ounces of cocaine.
Several other suspects involved in the ring have also taken plea deals.