11/23/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/23/2020 17:00
NEWARK, N.J. - A Passaic County, New Jersey, man today admitted possessing and distributing fentanyl, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.
Glen Lebron, 33, of Paterson, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Court Judge Brian R. Martinotti to one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute more than 40 grams of fentanyl.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
On April 29, 2019, Lebron arranged for the sale of 59.4 grams of fentanyl to an undercover agent of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
The count to which Lebron pleaded guilty carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison, a maximum of 40 years in prison and maximum fine of $5 million.
U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito credited special agents of the DEA, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Susan A. Gibson in Newark, with the investigation leading to today's guilty plea.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan L. O'Neill of the U.S. Attorney's Office's Opioid Abuse Prevention & Enforcement Unit.