Rotterdam man faces up to life in prison for marijuana trafficking

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A Rotterdam man is facing up to life in prison for allegedly teaming up with a marijuana-trafficking organization that funneled drugs into the Capital Region from California.

The U.S. Attorney’s office says 43-year-old Tyquan Armstrong of Rotterdam pled guilty Tuesday to conspiring to distribute and sell marijuana – nearly 20 packages of it between July 2021 and this past June.

The customers were in and around Schenectady.

Law enforcement searched his Rotterdam home in June, and found seven pounds of marijuana they say he planned to sell along with two guns – one of them with the serial number scratched off.