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NYC Man Sentenced on Drug Charges

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that James Brome, a/k/a Trouble, a/k/a B, 35, of New York City, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of five kilograms or more of cocaine, was sentenced to 17 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Marangola, who handled the case, stated that Brome, a parolee, was the supplier to a Wayne County-based group of cocaine and crack cocaine distributors. The defendant delivered kilograms of cocaine from New York City to distributors in Wayne and Seneca Counties where the cocaine was processed, weighed, packaged, and resold in various quantities. Brome also utilized women to deliver cocaine to Wayne County and pick up drug money to return to New York City.

As part of the joint state and federal wiretap investigation, multiple search warrants were executed in Wayne County in November 2010. Drugs, drug paraphernalia, firearms, and cash were seized at various locations. Brome was one of seven individuals  indicted by a federal grand jury in May 2011. All seven defendants have been convicted.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation conducted by the Wayne County Narcotics Enforcement Team under the direction of John Colella, Chief of the Town of Macedon Police Department and Robert Hetzke, Chief Deputy of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Sheriff Barry Virts, the New York State Police, under the direction of Lieutenant Martin E. McKee,  the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the Direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian R. Crowell, New York Field Division, with assistance provided by the Wayne County District Attorney’s Office, under the direction of Richard Healy.

Updated November 18, 2014