Bronx man sentenced to five years in prison for heroin trafficking in Columbia County


ALBANY – A Bronx man was sentenced Tuesday in Albany federal court to five years in federal prison to be followed by four years of supervised release for conspiring with another person to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin in Columbia County.

In pleading guilty, Saul Pacheco, 37, admitted to supplying heroin to Timothy Simpson, Jr., a Columbia County drug dealer, from at least April 2017 through March 2018.

Pacheco was arrested on April 4, 2018 while attempting to meet Simpson in the parking lot of a casino in Yonkers.

In the parking lot, DEA special agents located a plastic bag with approximately 68 grams of heroin, which Pacheco had discarded once he spotted agents coming his way.

He pled guilty to drug conspiracy and possession charges and is expected to be sentenced in October.

This case was investigated by the DEA and Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and was prosecuted by Assistant US Attorney Michael Barnett.

Pacheco has also pled guilty to an unrelated charge of conspiring to distribute more than 40 grams of fentanyl in a case investigated by the DEA and prosecuted by the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. He will be sentenced to at least five years in prison in that case as well.


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