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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
William J. Hochul, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Barbara Burns

Brockport Man Sentenced on Gun and Drug Charges

Rochester, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Jacob Disanto, of Brockport, NY, who was convicted of participating in a conspiracy to distribute marijuana and possessing a firearm in furtherance of the marijuana distribution conspiracy, was sentenced to five years in prison by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Noto, who handled the case, stated that the defendant and co-defendant Juan Morales were stopped for speeding by a Brockport Police Officer in a vehicle being driven by Disanto. During the search of the two men and their vehicle, officers found “dime” size bags of marijuana, and a loaded .22 caliber revolver.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Brockport Police Department, under the direction of Chief Daniel Varrenti, and Special Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge James S. Higgins.            

 

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