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Rochester Man Going To Prison On Drug And Gun Charges

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Janard D. Warnick, 30, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, was sentenced to serve 72 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Cassie Kocher, who handled the case, stated that Warnick sold cocaine for profit and maintained a Clifford Avenue residence for the purposes of his drug trafficking activities. On February 23, 2022, investigators executed a search warrant at the residence and recovered approximately 61 grams of cocaine, 1.8 grams of fentanyl and acetyl fentanyl, 2 grams of crack cocaine, and drug paraphernalia. In addition, three firearms and a variety of ammunition were also recovered.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief David Smith and Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Scarpino.

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Barbara Burns


Updated July 11, 2023

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses