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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Rochester Man Sentenced For Armed Crack Cocaine Trafficking

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Nicholas Davis, a/k/a Holiday, a/k/a Hollywood, 34, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 280 grams or more of crack cocaine and possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, was sentenced to 210 months in prison and 10 years supervised release by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Marangola, who handled the case, stated that Davis and other members of the conspiracy were responsible for the distribution of significant quantities of crack cocaine throughout the Rochester area. The defendant, an admitted leader/organizer of the conspiracy, was involved in the purchase of kilogram quantities of cocaine, the manufacture of crack cocaine from cocaine, and the direct distribution of cocaine and crack cocaine to others. Davis also possessed and maintained firearms for protection in furtherance of the drug trafficking conspiracy.

The investigation by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force resulted in the federal arrest of 11 defendants between May and October 2012. All defendants stand convicted.

The investigation included involvement by the Rochester Police Department under the direction of Chief Michael Ciminelli, Special Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Delano A. Reid, New York Field Division, Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of James J. Hunt, New York Field Division, Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Adam S. Cohen, and the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, under the direction of Sandra Doorley.

Updated August 18, 2016