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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 17, 2015

Rochester Man Indicted On Drug And Gun Charges

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:          (716) 843-5817 
FAX:              (716) 551-3051
                                             
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that a federal grand jury in Rochester has returned three-count indictment charging Travis L. Marshall, a/k/a Famous, a/k/a Fame, 35, of Rochester, NY, with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. The charges carry a minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of life and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Marangola, who is handling the case, stated that according to the indictment, on March 10, 2015, Marshall was arrested operating a vehicle that contained marijuana and a loaded, .380 caliber pistol with a defaced serial number. The defendant was convicted in June 2003 in Monroe County court which prevented him from legally possessing a gun. 

The indictment is the culmination of a wiretap investigation conducted by the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Craig Hanesworth, the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief Michael Ciminelli, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Delano A. Reid, New York Field Division, and the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, under the direction of Sandra Doorley.

Updated April 20, 2015