April 03, 2019
Contact: Erin Mulvey
Phone Number: (212) 337-2906
Final defendant sentenced in major Elmira heroin trafficking ring
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr., and DEA New York Division Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan announced that Scott Washington, aka Body, aka Addy, 31, of Elmira, N.Y., who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. Washington was also ordered to forfeit a .40 caliber handgun and rounds of ammunition.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Marangola, who handled the case, stated that Washington and other members of the conspiracy were responsible for distribution of heroin obtained in Trenton, N.J., that was transported to Wilkes-Barres, Pa., where the heroin was stored, processed and packaged before being transported to Elmira, where it was sold through multiple distributors in the Elmira area.
On Sept. 28, 2016, law enforcement officers arrested Washington, along with Israel Cedeno-Martinez; Mark Jones, Jr.; Mark Jones, Sr., aka Pimp Juice, aka Juice; Marcel Jones, aka Cell, aka Bug; Andrew Woodhouse, aka Woody; and Tanner Rios, aka Ree, on federal narcotics conspiracy charges. That same day, officers raided numerous locations in Elmira and Wilkes-Barre, and Cedeno-Martinez’s residence in Trenton. During the course of the investigation, officers seized six handguns, numerous rounds of ammunition, paraphernalia for the processing and packaging of heroin, over $9,500 in U.S. currency and over 600 bags of heroin packaged for street sale.
All seven defendants have been convicted and sentenced.
The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Rochester RO, New York Division; the New York State Police; the Elmira Police Department; the Chemung County District Attorney’s Office; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Elmira Heights Police Department; the Horseheads Police Department and the Chemung County Sheriff’s Department.
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