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ROCHESTER, N.Y.—U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Devonnte White, 29, of Huntersville, North Carolina, who was convicted of possessing with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl, was sentenced to serve 121 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.
Assistant U.S. Robert A. Marangola, who handled the case, stated that the defendant was arrested January 15, 2021, following the execution of a federal search warrant at an apartment on Court Street in Rochester. When law enforcement officers entered the apartment, which was occupied only by White, the defendant dropped two bags of fentanyl to the floor. Investigators recovered a total of 1.5 kilograms of fentanyl, 979 grams of cocaine, and 571 grams of heroin from inside the apartment, as well as scales, bags, dilutants for processing narcotics for distribution, five cell phones, and $3,954 in U.S. currency.
The sentencing was the culmination of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division.
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