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Syracuse Man Receives 101 Months in Prison for Drug and Firearm Crimes

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Rodney Sumlin, age 37, of Syracuse, was sentenced today to 101 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Frank A. Tarentino III, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division, made the announcement.

As part of his prior guilty plea, Sumlin admitted that on November 8, 2022, he possessed 108 grams of cocaine at his residence in Syracuse, intending to distribute it to others. Sumlin also possessed a loaded .45 caliber pistol, which he possessed in furtherance of his drug trafficking activities.

Chief United States District Judge Brenda K. Sannes also imposed a 3-year term of supervised release to follow the prison term.

DEA investigated the case, with assistance from the Syracuse Police Department, the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office, and the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew J. McCrobie prosecuted the case.

Updated December 15, 2023

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses