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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
James P. Kennedy, Jr., Acting
, United States Attorney
Contact: Barbara Burns

Elmira Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Crack Cocaine Trafficking

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Jerold “Rocco” Walker, 40, of Elmira, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, was sentenced to 12 years in prison by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas E. Gregory, who handled the case, stated that Walker was arrested after an investigation conducted by the Elmira Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms revealed that the defendant was involved in an ongoing drug trafficking ring. Members of the drug ring sold significant amounts of crack cocaine from various locations in Elmira. Walker utilized several residences, including locations on Columbia Street, Walnut Street and West Gray Street in connection with the drug offenses.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Ashan Benedict, New York Field Division, and the Elmira Police Department, under the direction of Police Chief Joseph Kane.

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