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Rochester Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Cocaine

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 Raul Matos, 45, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, cocaine before Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years, and a $1,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew T. McGrath, who is handling the case, stated that on three separate occasions between November 2017 and February 16, 2018, the defendant sold a quantity of cocaine to an individual working with the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 22, 2019, before Judge Geraci.

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Updated May 2, 2019

Drug Trafficking