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

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Rochester Man Sentenced On Drug And Gun Charges

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Wayne Spencer, 31, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, was sentenced to 121 months by U.S. District Court Judge Charles J. Siragusa.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Noto, who handled the case, stated that between January 2010 and April 2014, the defendant was engaged in a conspiracy to sell cocaine in the Rochester area. On April 28, 2014, during a search of his residence by the Monroe County Probation Office, officers located a loaded semiautomatic handgun and approximately 450 grams of cocaine, a digital scale and numerous unused baggies commonly used to package cocaine for resale, in addition to the loaded firearm.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Monroe County Probation Office, under the direction of Chief Probation Officer Robert Burns, as well as officers of the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief Michael Ciminelli.

Updated February 12, 2015