April 05, 2019
Contact: Erin Mulvey
Phone Number: (212) 337-2906
Wayne County dealer arrested on cocaine charge
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr., and DEA New York Division Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan announced that Holsey Wedlow, 65, of Sodus, N.Y., was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession with intent to distribute cocaine. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years, a life term of supervised release, and a $1,000,000 fine.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Cassie Kocher, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, between Sept. 19 and Dec. 13, 2018, the defendant purchased cocaine on three separate occasions from individuals working with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The defendant made an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Marian W. Payson and is being held without bail.
The criminal complaint is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Rochester Resident Office, New York Division; the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office; and the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
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