Rochester Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking
ROCHESTER, N.Y.—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Reggie Bullock, 40, of Rochester, N.Y., who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, was sentenced to 108 months prison by U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. The sentenced was imposed concurrently to the remainder of a 36-month sentence the defendant is serving for a violation of state parole.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Marangola, who handled the case, stated that on September 26, 2012, officers of the New York State Division of Parole and Rochester Police Department arrived at 119 Bradburn Street in Rochester execute a search warrant at Bullock’s residence. The defendant, who was stopped and searched as he departed the location, had approximately $3,220 in U.S. currency and approximately 31 grams of crack cocaine packaged in 17 individual bags for street sale in his possession. During the search of the residence, officers discovered digital scales, baggies and other drug processing paraphernalia, and $54,600 in U.S. currency inside a safe hidden within a stereo speaker. A .45 auto caliber semi-automatic rifle and over three dozen rounds of ammunition was also seized from an unregistered vehicle in the driveway at the residence. The firearm had been placed in the vehicle by Bullock’s cousin Liddon Young. Liddon Young was recently sentenced to 15 years in prison on federal gun trafficking charges for transporting firearms from the state of Georgia and distributing them to felons and criminals in Rochester. The cash has been forfeited by the Drug Enforcement Administration as drug money, and forfeiture of the firearm and ammunition were ordered as part of Bullock’s sentence.The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the New York State Division of Parole, under the direction of Anthony J. Annucci, the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief Michael Ciminelli, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Cannon, New York Field Office.