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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 3, 2019

Rochester Man Going To Prison For Fentanyl Conspiracy

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Giovanni Deleon, 27, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl, was sentenced to serve 60 months in prison by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Cassie Kocher, who is handling the case, stated that between August 2018 and December 2018, the defendant conspired to distribute fentanyl.  In furtherance of the conspiracy, Deleon distributed quantities of fentanyl to customers and assisted in obtaining quantities of fentanyl to be distributed in the Western District of New York.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge John B. Devito; the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief La’Ron Singletary; U.S. Border Patrol, under the direction of Patrol Agent in Charge Luis R. Tafoya; the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert; and the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated October 3, 2019