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

Friday, April 5, 2019

Wayne County Man Arrested On Cocaine Charge

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y.- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Holsey Wedlow, 65, of Sodus, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession with intent to distribute cocaine. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years, a life term of supervised release, and a $1,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Cassie Kocher, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, between September 19 and December 13, 2018, the defendant purchased cocaine on three separate occasions from individuals working with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration.   

The defendant made an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Marian W. Payson and is being held without bail. 

The criminal complaint is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division; the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Barry Virts; and the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Kevin Henderson. 

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.  

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Drug Trafficking
Updated April 5, 2019