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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
James P. Kennedy, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Barbara Burns

Rochester Man Sentenced on Marijuana Trafficking and Gun Charge

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Adrian Selever, 27, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, was sentenced to 53 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa.


Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles E. Moynihan, who handled the case, stated that on April 6, 2016, members of the Irondequoit Police Department executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence at 116 Keating Drive in Rochester. During the search, officers seized three handguns, seven shotguns and two rifles. Officers also seized marijuana, which was packaged for distribution inside plastic “gumball” machine containers, prescription pills and approximately $1,100 in US currency. A digital scale, additional empty gumball machine containers, and numerous types and calibers of ammunition were also recovered.   


The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Irondequoit Police Department, under the direction of Chief Richard Tantalo; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ashan Benedict, New York Field Division.


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New York Field Division