BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK – Kavon Mason, age 33, of Watertown, New York, was sentenced today in federal court in Binghamton to 68 months in prison after previously pleading guilty to distributing and conspiring to distribute illegal drugs in Central New York, announced United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Matthew J. Scarpino, Homeland Security Investigation (HSI), SAC Buffalo, New York, and Inspector in Charge Ketty Larco-Ward, Boston Division, United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS).
In pleading guilty previously, Mason admitted that between January 2019 and July 2020, he conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine in and around Watertown, New York. Mason would travel to Arizona and other locations to purchase the drugs, and he and others would mail the drugs back to central New York using the U.S. Postal Service. The packages were sent to various addresses, often using false names, and Mason and others would retrieve the packages and distribute the drugs.
In addition to his term of imprisonment, Mason was ordered to serve four years of supervised release and to pay a money judgment of $42,000, representing Mason’s proceeds from the drug trafficking conspiracy. He was also sentenced to pay a $5,000.00 fine. The sentence was pronounced by Senior United States District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy.
This case was investigated by U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), with Assistance from the Metro-Jefferson Drug Task Force (“Met-Jeff”), and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael F. Perry.