Drug trafficker to St. Lawrence County sentenced to 10 years in prison
A supplier to a drug trafficking ring that distributed cocaine and heroin throughout St. Lawrence, Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, and Cortland counties has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Antwan Lockhart was charged as part of “Operation Bricktown,” an investigation spearheaded by the Attorney General’s Organized Crime Task Force.On Friday, he was sentenced by the Hon. Thomas J. Miller in Onondaga County Court to 10 years in prison for his guilty plea to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the second degree, a Class A felony. As part of the sentence, he must also serve five years of post-release parole supervision.
The Attorney General's investigation found that the trafficking ring distributed cocaine and heroin throughout multiple counties throughout upstate New York. During the execution of a search warrant at an apartment rented by Lockhart, investigators recovered nearly two kilograms of cocaine, along with cocaine presses and other narcotics paraphernalia.
All 52 individuals charged in Operation Bricktown have now entered guilty pleas, including dozens of members of Syracuse’s violent Bricktown street gang. In total, the 52 defendants were charged in Operation Bricktown with 370 crimes, including narcotics sales and murder conspiracies.
“As the opioid and heroin crisis continues to devastate communities across New York, my office and our partners in law enforcement will continue to work together to bring relief and justice to those impacted,” said Attorney General Schneiderman. “This sentencing should send a clear message: those who pump deadly drugs into our neighborhoods will be caught and will face the consequences.”