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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Rochester Man Arrested in Connection with Drug and Gun Sales


ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that  Luis Guzman, 23, of Rochester, N.Y., was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with distribution of heroin and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The firearm charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both and the drug charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000 or both.

            Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer M. Noto, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, the defendant sold heroin and firearms during two controlled buys by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Rochester Police Department in December 2012 and January 2013. One of the firearms purchased was a firearm stolen in November 2012 from Tom's Guns and Ammo, a Federal Firearms Licensee located in Sodus, New York.

            The complaint 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 Resident Agent in Charge Scott Heagney and the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief James Sheppard.

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.



Updated December 10, 2014