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Twice Convicted Felon Going To Prison For Drug Trafficking And Firearms Possession

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 Trini E. Ross announced today that Rudolph Brumfield a/k/a Rudy, 36, of Geneva, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, five kilograms or more of cocaine, and possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, was sentenced to serve 210 months in prison by Senior U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.

 Assistant U.S. Attorney Brett A. Harvey, who handled the case, stated that Brumfield was the leader of a cocaine trafficking organization operating in Geneva and other areas of Ontario County. During the conspiracy, Brumfield obtained quantities of cocaine and marijuana from suppliers in California and elsewhere. In January 2020, investigators and officers from the Geneva Police Department and the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office executed search warrants at the Toledo Street residence of Brumfield’s girlfriend, which was used to store, manufacture, and sell the cocaine and marijuana, and at Brumfield’s North Genesee Street residence. During the searches, they recovered:

• 2.7 kilograms of cocaine and 69.7 grams of crack cocaine;
• 18 one-pound packages of marijuana;
• $161,581 in cash;
• two firearms, one which was reported stolen in 2013, and a box of ammunition;
• and materials commonly used to package drugs for street-level distribution.

Brumfield was previously convicted in 2006 and 2012 of felony charges in Ontario County Court and is legally prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Philip Povero, the Geneva Police Department, under the direction of Chief Mike Passalacqua; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent In Charge John B. DeVito.

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Updated September 21, 2022

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses