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Rochester man convicted of armed drug trafficking sentenced to prison

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Reynaldo Colon, 20, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, and possession of a stolen firearm, was sentenced to serve 42 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles E. Moynihan, who handled the case, stated that Colon was arrested following the execution of a search warrant at his Alexander Street residence on April 22, 2016. The defendant lived with his girlfriend and child. The search warrant was executed after Colon was secured at a nearby traffic stop. During the search, officers found quantities of fentanyl and cocaine in the master bedroom which were packaged for distribution. Officers also found a .25 caliber pistol and a .22 caliber revolver in a closet in the master bedroom. The .25 caliber pistol had been reported stolen in 2015.  Officers found various items of drug trafficking paraphernalia in the house as well. 
The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Eric Laughton, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ashan Benedict.