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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Rochester Man Sentenced For Heroin Conspiracy

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Daiquan Hill, 25, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to distribute heroin, was sentenced to serve 57 months in prison by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Cassie Kocher, who handled the case, stated that between January 2018 and June 14, 2018, the defendant conspired with others to distribute heroin. In furtherance of the conspiracy, Hill distributed quantities of heroin to customers and also directed others as to when, where, and how much narcotics to deliver to customers. 

On June 14, 2018, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence on Grafton Street in Rochester. They recovered approximately 38 grams of heroin and items used for the packaging and distribution of illegal narcotics for street-level distribution, including scales and baggies. 

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge John B. Devito; the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief La’Ron Singletary; U.S. Border Patrol, under the direction of Patrol Agent in Charge Jeffrey Wilson; the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert; and the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Updated September 6, 2019