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Convicted felon pleads guilty to guns, drug charges

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ROCHESTER -- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Lattrell Terry, 35, of Rochester, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, and possession of firearm with altered, obliterated or removed serial number. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew T. McGrath, who is handling the case, stated that on November 20, 2018, Monroe County Probation Officers performed a routine search of the defendant’s residence located at 92 Rexford Street in Rochester. Terry was on probation following his conviction on a drug charges in Rochester City Court.

The defendant led the probation officers to his bedroom. During their search, officers located what appeared to be a bundle of heroin and/or fentanyl, ammunition, approximately $3,316 in United States currency, and numerous new and unused baggies commonly used to package controlled substances for individual sale. As a result, investigators applied for a search warrant.

The search warrant was executed later that day at which time officers found approximately 566 individually packaged baggies of fentanyl, as well as several larger bags of fentanyl. Law enforcement also found approximately 14 grams of cocaine, numerous new and unused baggies commonly used to package controlled substances for individual sale, and other paraphernalia associated with the illegal sale of controlled substances. Also found was a 9mm semi-automatic pistol, loaded with 15 rounds in a magazine and 1 round in the chamber of the firearm. The firearm was reported stolen out of Florida in 2016. The serial number had numerous scratches across its surface, constituting an altered and obliterated serial number.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief La’Ron Singletary; the Monroe County Department of Probation, under the direction of Chief Probation Officer Larry Mattle; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge John B. Devito, New York Field Division.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 30, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. before Judge Wolford.

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