A Rome man was sentenced Thursday in connection to a guilty plea to federal drug trafficking charges.

According to U.S. Attorney Grant Jaquith, 34-year-old Eugene James will serve 188 months incarceration, a term of eights years supervised release following his release from prison and is ordered to forfeit a money judgement of $90,000.

As part of his guilty plea, James admitted that, for more than a year from 2016 into 2017, he was involved in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, heroin, and crack cocaine in Oneida County.

He also admitted to taking multiple trips to and from New York City and Long Island to see drug suppliers and on some occasions, James' suppliers would deliver drugs to Utica.

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