SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Troy Lyons, age 33, of Hogansburg, New York, was sentenced today to serve 90 months in prison, to be followed by four years of supervised release, based on his conviction for membership in a federal drug trafficking conspiracy, announced Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon, Kevin Kelly, Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Chief Kenton Buckner, City of Syracuse Police Department, and Investigator C.J. Tonkin, Coordinator for the Oswego County Drug Task Force.
As part of his guilty plea, Lyons admitted to conspiring with two other individuals to transport approximately fifty (50) kilograms of cocaine from California to Canada. Lyons arranged for a courier to transport the cocaine from California to Syracuse, New York, and for another courier to transport the cocaine from Syracuse to Canada. Law enforcement officers seized the drugs on February 10, 2018, when one of the couriers was stopped in Syracuse
This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Internal Revenue Service- Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), United States Border Patrol, the Oswego County Drug Task Force, the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department, the City of Oswego Police Department, the Oneida Reservation Police and the Syracuse Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicolas Commandeur.