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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Derek Torres a/k/a Bebe, 22, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl, was sentenced to serve 18 months in prison by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Cassie Kocher, who handled the case, stated that between July and November 28, 2018, the defendant conspired with others to distribute cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl in the area of Wilkins Street in Rochester. On July 18, 2021, Torres sold 10 wax envelopes containing heroin and fentanyl and 10 zip-loc baggies containing cocaine to an undercover law enforcement officer in exchange for $200 in cash.
The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Barry Chase; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge John B. Devito; and the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, under the direction of District Attorney Sandra Doorley.
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