For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 9, 2017
, United States Attorney
James P. Kennedy, Jr.
Contact: Barbara Burns
Rochester Man Sentenced on Heroin Charge
New York Field Division
ROCHESTER, N.Y.- Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Jeffrey M. Patton, 27, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute heroin, was sentenced to 18 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas E. Gregory, who handled the case, stated that on February 21, 2016, Patton was found inside an apartment at 1205 Jay Street in Rochester as parole officers with the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision were attempting to locate a parole absconder. While searching the residence, parole officers observed a firearm on top of a bedroom dresser and also located a quantity of heroin on Patton’s person. Officers from the Rochester Police Department responded to the location and after securing a search warrant, discovered additional items of contraband consistent with heroin distribution.
The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief Michael Ciminelli; the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, under the direction of Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Ashan Benedict, Special Agent-in-Charge, New York Field Division.