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

Monday, December 17, 2018

Rochester Man Pleads Guilty To Gun And Drug Charges, Forfeits Over $230,000 Of Drug Proceeds

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Ramon Perdomo, 38, of Greece, NY, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, before Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. The charges carry a minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of 40 years, and a $5,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Katelyn Hartford, who is handling the case, stated that law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence at 164 Sheraton Drive in the Town of Greece on April 20, 2018. During the search, officers found approximately 80 grams of crack cocaine, 42 grams of powder cocaine, and $238,237 United States currency, which consisted of proceeds from the defendant’s cocaine drug sales. Officers also found a 9mm semi-automatic pistol and bullets in a closet located off the kitchen, as well as evidence of drug dealing and packaging throughout the house. At the time of his arrest, Perdomo was on probation for a prior felony conviction.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Ray Donovan, Special Agent-in-Charge; the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Monroe County Heroin Task Force, under the direction of Sheriff Todd Baxter; the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief Mark Simmons; the Gates Police Department, under the direction of Chief James VanBrederode;  and the Monroe County DA’s Office, under the direction of District Attorney Sandra Doorley.

Sentencing is scheduled for March 11, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. noon before Chief Judge Geraci.

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Updated December 17, 2018