Feds: Gloversville man sentenced in cocaine, methamphetamine and firearm case

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ALBANY A Gloversville man was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in federal prison in a cocaine, methamphetamine and firearm case, federal prosecutors said.

Kent Tucker, 25, of Gloversville admitted earlier to possessing and intending to distribute the drugs, as well as possessing a firearm in the furtherance of drug trafficking, prosecutors said.

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He admitted to possessing the methamphetamine pills and cocaine Aug. 21, 2020 and to possessing a stolen, loaded firearm to protect his drugs from others, prosecutors said.

He has two prior felony convictions, burglary from 2018 and attempted robbery from 2014, prosecutors said.

The case was investigated by the ATF and the Gloversville Police Department, with assistance of the New York State Police, prosecutors said. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander Wentworth-Ping.

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By Steven Cook

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