ALBANY, NEW YORK – Khalif Crawford, age 28, was ordered detained today pending trial on a charge that he possessed cocaine base with the intent to distribute it.
The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and John B. DeVito, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).
The indictment alleges that Crawford possessed more than 28 grams of cocaine base, which he intended to distribute. The charge in the indictment is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
The charge filed against Crawford carries a minimum sentence of 5 years and a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison, a fine of up to $5 million, and a term of supervised release of at least 4 years.
A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.
This case is being investigated by ATF and the Albany Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Dustin Segovia.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Northern District of New York