Drug network leader in Saratoga and Washington counties sentenced to prison

June 13, 2019 04:55 PM

A Saratoga County man who was selling cocaine and prescription drugs in small towns received a big-time prison sentence on Thursday.

Peter Hockford has been a major dealer in Saratoga and Washington counties. He got a major prison sentence.

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Hockford will be 60-years old when he gets out of prison. The judge sentenced the 50-year-old man on Thursday to 10 years. 

According to police, Hockford was the leader of a drug network that distributed cocaine, prescription drugs and steroids in Saratoga and Washington counties. 

State police say Hockford operated out of his home on Washington Street in Schuylerville, which is near the Schuylerville schools and the Stewart's Shop where kids hang out. 

Hockford pleaded guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance after his arrest last November, which led to the confiscation of more than a half-pound of cocaine.

Hockford has three prior felony convictions, including a 1997 federal drug conviction where he was sentenced to seven years in federal prison.


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