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Drug Trafficking Organization Member Is Going To Prison For Selling Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, And Heroin

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

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Christopher Harrison, 25, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of, 40 grams or more of fentanyl, and 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, cocaine, and heroin, was sentenced to serve 94 months in prison by Chief United States District Court Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew T. McGrath, who handled the case, stated that the defendant conspired with Michael Wyatt, who would obtain quantities of fentanyl, cocaine, and heroin from various suppliers, and Andre Cunningham. After obtaining the drugs, Wyatt and Cunningham supervised and directed the distribution and sale of them to individual drug users. Harrison was responsible for processing, breaking down, and re-packaging the controlled substances into smaller quantities to be sold to individual drug users out of houses at 218 Emerson Street and 131 Saratoga Avenue in Rochester. The defendant was also responsible for selling the controlled substances to individual buyers. At times, Harrison also “cooked” the crack cocaine.

Michael Wyatt and Andre Cunningham were previously convicted and are awaiting sentencing.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge John B. Devito, New York Field Division; the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Todd K. Baxter; and the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief La’Ron D. Singletary. Additional assistance was provided by the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, under the direction of District Attorney Sandra Doorley. 

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Updated October 2, 2019

Drug Trafficking