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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Friday, September 23, 2016
William J. Hochul, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Barbara Burns

Rochester Man Sentenced on Drug and Gun Charges

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Edwin Murray, 52 of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of a firearm in the furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, was sentenced to 75 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles E. Moynihan, who handled the case, stated on August 20, 2014, members of Rochester Police Department executed a search warrant in the downstairs apartment at 54 Miller Street in Rochester. During the execution of the search warrant, an investigator encountered Murray, who was the only person in the house at the time, in a bedroom. Under a bed, investigators found a black shoe box. Inside they found a clear plastic bag that contained 84 smaller ziplock baggies. Each baggie contained a white rocky material which was later identified as crack cocaine. Officers also located a wallet which contained $346.00 in United States Currency and marijuana. Officers also found a Ruko-Armscor Model M14 .22 caliber long rifle and a magazine for the rifle, which contained six rounds of .22 caliber ammunition.
The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Rochester Police Department Chief Michael Ciminelli, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Charlie J. Patterson.

New York Field Division