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Rochester Man Sentenced on Drug Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

          ROCHESTER, N.Y.—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Manuel Orozco-Infante, a/k/a Manin, a/k/a Morenito, 32, of Rochester, N.Y., who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of five kilograms or more of cocaine, was sentenced to 132 months in prison by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Marangola, who is handling the case, stated that Orozco-Infante was the leader of an organization involved in trafficking kilograms of cocaine from New York City to Rochester, where they were broken down and sold in smaller quantities in various locations throughout Rochester. As part of this joint, state and federal wiretap investigation, the defendant was arrested July 21, 2012 driving a minivan which contained one kilogram of cocaine in a hidden compartment. That same day, search warrants were executed at multiple locations in the Rochester area, netting $12,658 in U.S. currency, a loaded 9mm pistol, cell phones, digital scales and other distribution paraphernalia.

Orozco-Infante was charged along with five others. All five defendants have been convicted.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian R. Crowell, New York Field Division, the Greater Rochester Area Narcotics Enforcement Team, under the direction of Lieutenant Gerald Smith, and the Monroe County District Attorney's Office, under the direction of Sandra Doorley.


Updated December 1, 2014