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Rochester men sentenced to prison for selling drugs

STAFF REPORTS


ROCHESTER -- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Andre Cunningham, 25, and Terrence Morgan, aka Young, 24, both of Rochester, who were convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribute, 40 grams or more of fentanyl, 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, and heroin, was sentenced to serve 135 months and 87 months in prison respectively by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew T. McGrath, who is handling the case, stated that Cunningham and co-defendant Michael Wyatt were leaders of a drug trafficking organization that distributed significant quantities of fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine base throughout the Rochester area. Wyatt would obtain bulk quantities of those controlled substances from various suppliers. Wyatt and Cunningham then supervised and directed the distribution and sale of those controlled substances to individual drug users, at various drug houses maintained for that purpose. The drug houses were operated by members of the conspiracy, including Wyatt, Cunningham, and others. The locations of the drug houses included 218 Emerson Street, and 131 Saratoga Avenue, both in Rochester.

At the direction of Wyatt or Cunningham, members of the conspiracy, including Morgan, would process, break down, and re-package the controlled substances into smaller quantities to be sold to individual drug users. Morgan was also responsible for selling the controlled substances to individual buyers. The proceeds from these individual sales were collected from Morgan and others by Wyatt and/or Cunningham at regular intervals. Morgan was compensated for his role in the conspiracy.

In addition, between July 2018 and August 7, 2018, Morgan possessed a firearm in connection with the narcotics conspiracy.

Michael Wyatt was previously convicted and is awaiting sentencing.

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