Watertown man sent to prison on drug charges

News release

SYRACUSE, NY —  Andrew Rowley, 28, of Watertown, New York, was sentenced yesterday to serve 57 months imprisonment for possessing with intent to distribute cocaine and 3,4 Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), also referred to as “ecstasy,” announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II.

After his imprisonment, Rowley will serve a 3-year term of supervised release. Rowley also agreed to forfeit a total of $100,685 in drug proceeds and two vehicles as part of this guilty plea.

In pleading guilty Rowley admitted that on May 4, 2017, he possessed with intent to distribute approximately 616 grams of cocaine, and approximately 1,506 grams of MDMA, which were seized during the execution of a search warrant his residence.

This case was investigated by the New York State Police (NYSP), the Metro-Jefferson Drug Task Force (Watertown, NY), and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Carl Eurenius.