SYRACUSE, NEW YORK -- Arthur LaDuke, age 46, of Minoa, New York, and formerly of Oswego County, was sentenced today to serve one year and one day in prison for possessing pseudoephedrine, knowing it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith, United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt of the New York Division, and New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II. LaDuke was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release after he is released from prison.
As part of his guilty plea, LaDuke admitted that on approximately 21 occasions between October 2015 and January 2017, he purchased pseudoephedrine pills from different drug stores in and around Oswego County, New York, with an aggregate weight of approximately 50 grams. LaDuke further admitted that he purchased the approximately 50 grams of pseudoephedrine knowing it was intended to be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Arthur LaDuke manufactured methamphetamine with the pills he himself purchased, as well as utilizing additional pills provided to him by others, for which he provided finished methamphetamine.
This case was investigated by the New York State Police (NYSP), the New York State Intelligence Center (NYSIC), and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency DEA), and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Carl Eurenius
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