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Rochester Man Pleads Guilty To Heroin Conspiracy

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 James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Daiquan Hill, 25, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin, before U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Cassie Kocher, who is handling the case, stated that between January 2018 and June 14, 2018, the defendant conspired to distribute heroin. In furtherance of the conspiracy, Hill distributed quantities of fentanyl to customers and also directed others as to when, where, and how much narcotics to deliver to customers.  .

The plea 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 Jeffrey Wilson; 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.

Sentencing is scheduled for September 5, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. before Judge Larimer. 

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Updated June 6, 2019

Drug Trafficking