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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Jakeel Irvin, 27, Rochester, NY, who was convicted of conspiring to distribute, and distributing, 40 grams or more of fentanyl, was sentenced to serve 71 months in prison by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Cassie Kocher, who handled the case, stated that the defendant conspired with others to sell fentanyl in the area of Wilkins Street in Rochester between April and November 28, 2018. In furtherance of the conspiracy, Irvin utilized 133 Thomas Street to store, manufacture, and distribute controlled substances. On November 28, 2018, investigators executed a search warrant at the Thomas Street residence and recovered 81 baggies containing cocaine, 203 baggies containing a mixture of heroin and fentanyl, assorted drug paraphernalia, and packaging materials. A second search warrant was executed at the defendant’s residence on Bernard Street in Rochester and approximately $1,598 in the proceeds of illegal drug distribution were recovered. Irvin acted as a supervisor in the conspiracy, directing at least one other individual who worked at the Thomas Street drug house and who worked on Wilkins Street in the City of Rochester.
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, New York Field Division; and the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, under the direction of District Attorney Sandra Doorley.
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