SYRACUSE, N.Y. – (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – On November 10th, the United States Department of Justice Northern District of New York announced that a Utica man was sentenced to almost three years in federal prison for conspiring to distribute fentanyl.

On Thursday, 26-year-old Daequon D. Perkins of Utica was sentenced to 2.75 years in federal prison for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing fentanyl, and distribution of a mixture and substance containing fentanyl.

As part of his prior guilty plea, Perkins admitted that in May 2021 he agreed to distribute 40 grams or more of a fentanyl mixture to people in the Utica area with other unidentified individuals. Additionally, Perkins also admitted to distributing around 2 grams of a fentanyl mixture in Utica on May 27th, 2021.

Along with his prison sentence, Perkins is also required to serve a four-year term of supervision after he is released, as well as being ordered to pay a $200 special assessment.