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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Rochester Man Sentenced for Cocaine Trafficking



ROCHESTER, N.Y.—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Freddy Quintana, 27, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, was sentenced to 108 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa. Quintana was also ordered to forfeit $7,900.00 in United States currency and a 9mm pistol and rounds of ammunition.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Marangola, who handled the case, stated that Quintana and other members of the conspiracy were responsible for the distribution of significant quantities of cocaine and crack cocaine throughout the Rochester area. The cocaine was transported by vehicle from Pennsylvania. The investigation involved court-authorized wire taps and resulted in the arrest of 10 defendants between May and October 2012. To date, all defendants have been convicted. The money and gun being forfeited by the defendant were seized by law enforcement at 44 Hebard Street in Rochester on May 30, 2012.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge James S. Higgins, New York Field Office, Investigators of the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief Michael Ciminelli and the Monroe County District Attorney's Office, under the direction of Sandra Doorley.

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