ALBANY, NEW YORK – Peter Mami, age 41, and James Taylor, age 32, both of Orange County, New York, were indicted yesterday with possessing and intending to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division.
According to the indictment and a previously filed criminal complaint, on March 2, 2020, Taylor and Mami possessed with the intent to distribute approximately two kilograms of cocaine. The charges in the indictment are merely accusations. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
If convicted, Taylor and Mami each face at least 5 years and up to 40 years in prison, a fine of up to $5 million, and a term of supervised release of at least 4 years and up to life. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.
This case is being investigated by the DEA and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ashlyn Miranda.