ALBANY, NEW YORK – David Colon, age 39, and Adalberto Gonzalez, age 56, both of Albany, were ordered detained yesterday after being arrested on Tuesday and charged with possession with the intent to distribute heroin laced with fentanyl.
The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division.
Both Colon and Gonzalez appeared yesterday before United States Magistrate Judge Christian F. Hummel and were ordered detained pending trial. The charges in the complaint are merely accusations. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
The charges filed against Colon and Gonzalez carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $1 million, and a term of supervised release of at least 3 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, Albany County Sheriff’s Office, Albany Police Department, Colonie Police Department, and the Troy Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rachel Williams.