Feds: Gloversville man admits meth, cocaine, gun possession

ALBANY – A Gloversville man admitted to federal methamphetamine, cocaine and weapons counts Monday, federal prosecutors said.

Kent Tucker, 24, of Gloversville, pleaded guilty to possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine, as  well as possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

He admitted in his plea that he possessed meth pills and cocaine on Aug. 21, 2020, and possessed a loaded, stolen firearm to protect his drugs and proceeds, prosecutors said.

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Tucker is to be sentenced in May and the sides have jointly recommended a term of seven years in prison. The judge will be able to accept or reject the term. If she rejects, Tucker will be able to take back his plea and go to trial, prosecutors said.

The case was investigated by the ATF and the Gloversville Police Department, with assistance from the state police and Homeland Security Investigations. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander Wentworth-Ping.

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By Steven Cook

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