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Rochester Man Going To Prison For 15 Years For Fentanyl Trafficking And Causing Non-Fatal Overdose

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 Trini E. Ross announced today that Soroush Hamedi, 27, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 40 grams or more of fentanyl, was sentenced to serve 180 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brett A. Harvey, who handled the case, stated that Hamedi was part of a group of individuals who ran a drug house at 192 Weaver Street in Rochester. Hamedi and others sold quantities of fentanyl and cocaine from the house between January 2018 and February 25, 2020. On February 25, 2020, investigators executed a search warrant at Hamedi’s residence on Dale Street in Rochester and seized a clear plastic bag containing 10 grams of fentanyl.

Hamedi also admitted to selling a quantity of fentanyl to a 27-year-old female who later suffered a non-fatal overdose.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Acting Special Agent-in-Charge Timothy Foley, New York Field Division; the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Todd Baxter; the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Interim Chief David Smith.

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Updated January 18, 2022

Drug Trafficking