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ROCHESTER, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Andrew D. Williams, 26, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and para-flourofentanyl, and Hobbs Act robbery, was sentenced to serve 150 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Brett A. Harvey, who handled the case, stated that on February 19, 2020, Williams robbed Annie’s Stop & Shop, on Culver Road in Irondequoit. During the robbery, Williams pointed what appeared to be a firearm at the head of the female owner of the store. Williams and an accomplice stole $460 and some grocery items during the robbery.
On April 6, 2021, Williams sold fentanyl and para-fluorofentanyl to a 21-year-old male, who later suffered an overdose and was found unresponsive. Emergency personnel revived the male after giving him two doses of Narcan. On June 10, 2021, investigators executed a search warrant at Williams’s residence on Strathmore Circle in Rochester, during which they recovered 458 glassine bags of fentanyl and para-fluorofentanyl, $2,978 in drug proceeds, drug packaging materials, and numerous rounds of firearm ammunition.
The sentencing is the result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Acting Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Scarpino; the Greater Rochester Area Narcotics Team, which includes the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Todd Baxter, and the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief David M. Smith; and the Irondequoit Police Department, under the direction of Chief Alan Laird.
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