Halfmoon man admits to trafficking drugs, possessing guns

A Saratoga County man pleaded guilty on Monday in connection with trafficking large amounts of fentanyl, cocaine and meth.

Anthony Luizzi, 24, of Halfmoon, admitted in U.S. District Court to taking part in a conspiracy to distribute the drugs.

Police searched his Halfmoon apartment on May 23 last year, and found 11 kilograms of fentanyl pills and five guns, including a defaced shotgun, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. They also seized $2,616 in cash.

Police found 34 more guns at an Albany apartment, they said, in addition to 400 grams of fentanyl pills, more than 7,000 grams of pills containing methamphetamine, and more than 700 grams of cocaine.

Luizzi faces 15 years to life in prison when sentenced on July 16. He also faces a fine of up to $10 million and a possible lifetime of supervised release.

Two others were arrested last May. Brandon Bartley is charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and has been ordered detained pending trial. Jabree Jones was charged with a violation of the terms of his supervised release.