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

Monday, April 27, 2015

Rochester Man Sentenced For 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 Calvin Turner, a/k/a Fifty, 25, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, was sentenced to 10 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa. The defendant was also ordered to forfeit a 9mm pistol and rounds of ammunition.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Marangola, who handled the case, stated that Turner and other members of the conspiracy were responsible for the distribution of significant quantities of cocaine crack cocaine throughout the Rochester area transported by vehicle from Pennsylvania. The investigation involved court-authorized wire taps and resulted in the arrest of 10 defendants between May and October 2012. To date, all defendants have been convicted. The defendant was arrested on June 4, 2012.   
The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Special Agent in Charge Delano A. Reid, New York Field Division, Investigators of the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief Michael Ciminelli, and the Monroe County District Attorney's Office, under the direction of Sandra Doorley.

Updated April 28, 2015