ALBANY, NEW YORK – Doron Tucker, age 24, of Schenectady, New York, and Darren Favreau, age 50, of Troy, New York, have been charged with conspiracy to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and distribution of fentanyl. Tucker was also charged with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and possession of fentanyl and marijuana with intent to distribute.
The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division.
A superseding indictment unsealed today alleges that Tucker and Favreau conspired to distribute over 40 grams of fentanyl in Schenectady and Rensselaer Counties between June and October 2020, and that they distributed fentanyl together on seven occasions between June and August 2020. The superseding indictment also alleges that Tucker distributed fentanyl on six additional occasions between August and October 2020; possessed over 40 grams of fentanyl, and marijuana, with intent to distribute; and also possessed a .40 caliber handgun in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
The charges in the superseding indictment are merely accusations. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Tucker, who is detained pending trial, was arrested on October 21, 2020. Favreau was arrested today and detained pending a detention hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daniel J. Stewart on March 11, 2021.
If convicted of all counts, Tucker faces at least 10 years and up to life in prison, and Favreau faces at least 5 years and up to 40 years in prison. Both face a term of post-release supervision of at least 4 years and a fine of up to $5 million. 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 Cyrus P.W. Rieck