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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
James P. Kennedy, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Barbara Burns

Rochester Man Sentenced on Drug and Gun Charges

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Bryson McBride, 22, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of possessing with intent to distribute cocaine and possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number, was sentenced to serve 46 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles Moynihan, who handled the case, stated that on May 16, 2019, at a residence on Baycliff Drive in Rochester, the defendant possessed a quantity of cocaine, which was packaged for distribution. McBride also possessed quantities of fentanyl and acetyl fentanyl. In addition, the defendant possessed a 9mm semiautomatic pistol with an obliterated serial number.

The matter was brought by the United States Attorney’s Office as part of its Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) initiative. PSN is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge John B. Devito, New York Field Division.

New York Field Division