Saugerties man sentenced in cocaine, marijuana trafficking conspiracy

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ALBANY – A 26-year-old Saugerties man was sentence in Albany federal court on Friday to 21 months in prison for his involvement in a drug trafficking organization in Ulster County that was dismantled in March 2020.

Federal and state law enforcement executed three search warrants on residences in Saugerties and southern Greene County related to a cocaine and marijuana trafficking group.

In the course of the takedown, three members of the organization – Russell Neglia, 26, Roger Hummer II and Michael Manor – were arrested on federal drug trafficking charges.

Investigators seized over two kilograms of cocaine, 125 pounds of marijuana, $68,000 in drug proceeds, three vehicles used to traffic drugs, and one firearm.

Four additional individuals affiliated with the drug trafficking group were arrested later and charged by the Ulster County District Attorney.

As part of his plea, Neglia admitted that between January 2019 and March 2020, he sold at least 1.8 kilos of cocaine for the group.

As part of his sentence, he was also ordered to serve a three-year term of supervised release.

Manor, 40, was sentenced to 60-months in prison and four years of supervised release and Hummer, 38, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and a maximum of lifetime post-release supervision.