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

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Rochester Man Sentencing on Drug and Gun Charges


        ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that David Colon, 37, of Rochester, N.Y., who was convicted of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, and being a felon in possession of a firearm, was sentenced to 46 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles E. Moynihan, who handled the case, stated that on October 10, 2008, members of the Greater Rochester Area Narcotics Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at Colon’s residence at 104 Maple Avenue, in Irondequoit, N.Y. Officers encountered a woman and two children in the house at the time. Colon arrived at the location later.  During the search, officers seized over 400 grams of marijuana in a storage area in the basement along with two digital scales and marijuana packaging material. Officers also recovered over $4,000.00 in United States currency, ammunition, and a defaced .38 caliber revolver as well as book detailing the subject of growing marijuana.

Colon gave a statement to officers in which he admitted to dealing marijuana from inside his house and that he had the gun to protect his family in case someone tried to rob him.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Greater Rochester Area Narcotics Enforcement Team, composed of law enforcement personnel in Monroe County, under the direction of Rochester Police Department Acting Chief Michael Ciminelli, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Cannon.

Updated November 28, 2014