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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of New York
Trini E. Ross, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Career Offender Sentenced to 151 Months in Prison

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Jose Rodriguez-Quinones, 42, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and fentanyl and being a felon in possession of a firearm, was sentenced to serve 151 months in prison by U.S. District David G. Larimer.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas E. Gregory, who handled the case, stated that on March 10, 2022, members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force apprehended Rodriguez-Quinones on an outstanding arrest warrant for absconding from post-release supervision by the United States Probation Office. Rodriguez-Quinones was on post-release supervision after serving a 10-year prison sentence for conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Rodriguez-Quinones was in a vehicle when he was discovered by task force members. During a search of the vehicle, law enforcement recovered 400 baggies of cocaine and 604 baggies of fentanyl, all packaged for street level distribution, two loaded handguns and approximately $2,900 in cash. Rodriguez-Quinones was convicted of felony offenses in 2000 and 2006 in New York State Court and is legally prohibited from possessing a firearm.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Marshals Service, under the direction of Marshal Charles Salina, the United States Probation Office, under the direction of Chief Probation Officer Timothy C. Englerth, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge John B. DeVito.

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