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Rochester Man Sentenced For Illegally Importing Ecstasy

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 Steven Zepp, 28, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of importing a controlled substance from a foreign country, was sentenced to serve 20 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles E. Moynihan, who handled the prosecution of the case, stated that in March of 2017, members of law enforcement intercepted several packages sent from Germany to 116 Frear Drive, in Rochester. The packages contained a substance believed to be 3, 4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy. Officers executed a search warrant at the Frear Drive location and seized multiple controlled substances, including additional quantities of MDMA, methamphetamine and marijuana. Officers arrested Zepp, who resided at the residence.    

The sentencing is a culmination of an investigation on the part of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Kevin Kelly; Customs and Border Protection, under the direction of Director of Field Operations Rose Brophy; the United States Postal Inspection Service, Boston Division, under the direction of Acting Inspector-in-Charge Delany E. De Leon-Colon; and the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Eric Laughton. 

Updated August 10, 2018