ALBANY, NEW YORK – Jamol Franklin, age 48, of Albany, was indicted yesterday for possessing and intending to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine.
The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon; Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division; and Chief Sam Dotson, Amtrak Police Department.
According to the indictment and a previously filed criminal complaint, on July 5, 2020, Franklin transported over 500 grams of cocaine from New York City to Rensselaer, New York, with the intention of distributing that cocaine in the Capital Region. The charges in the indictment are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
If convicted, Franklin faces 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, New York State Police, and Amtrak Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ashlyn Miranda.