Canadian man sentenced for running drug ring on reservation
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a Canadian man has been sentenced to more than a dozen years in federal prison for selling oxycodone on an American Indian reservation on the U.S.-Canada border in northern New York.
The U.S. attorney’s office in Albany says Wednesday that 42-year-old Robert Jon Lazore, of Snye, Quebec, was sentenced earlier this week to 12 years, seven months in prison for conspiring to distribute oxycodone on the Akwesasne (og-wuh-SAHZ’-nee) Mohawk Indian Reservation in Franklin County.
Lazore pleaded guilty in June. He admitted to operating a drug-running ring that obtained oxycodone pills 5,000 at a time from Canadian suppliers between 2008 and 2012. He was extradited to the U.S. in December after serving a prison term in Canada.
U.S. prosecutors say five other members of his drug ring have also were sentenced after pleading guilty.