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Rochester Man Sentenced Following Fentanyl And Gun Conviction

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

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Devonte Mitchell, 21, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, was sentenced to serve 75 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Cassie Kocher, who handled the case, stated the defendant’s arrest followed a search of his residence by the Monroe County Probation Department. During the search, probation officers recovered a quantity of fentanyl packaged for sale and a loaded firearm. At the time of his arrest, Mitchell was on probation for a Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree conviction. 

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Monroe County Probation Department, under the direction of Chief Probation Officer Larry Mattle, the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief Mark Simmons, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge John B. Devito, New York Field Division.

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Updated April 5, 2019

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses