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Webster Man Going To Prison On Drug And Gun Charges

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 Cody Fingland, 23, of Webster, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, was sentenced to serve 84 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Katelyn M. Hartford, who handled the case, stated that on February 22, 2021, law enforcement officers observed Fingland sell marijuana and THC vape cartridges to another person in exchange for cash. Subsequently, officers conducted a search of a residence on South Clinton Avenue where Fingland had been staying. During the search, officers recovered 30 grams of cocaine, 572 grams of marijuana packaged for sale, 83 oxycodone pills, a scale, a loaded 22-gauge shotgun, and a box of additional ammunition. Fingland maintained the residence to prepare, manufacture, package, sell, and store controlled substances. Also on February 22, 2021, officers searched a residence on Whiting Road in Webster, NY, where Fingland had previously lived with his parents, and recovered 11 kilograms of marijuana, various THC products packaged for sale, 85 clonazepam pills, and a scale. In addition, on December 4, 2020, law enforcement intercepted two packages containing marijuana intended for Fingland. 

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Acting Special Agent-in-Charge Timothy Foley, the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Barry Chase, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Todd Baxter, and the Webster Police Department, under the direction of Chief Dennis Kohlmeier.

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Updated January 25, 2022

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses