Rochester Man Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking and Gun Possession

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Torrence Dyck, 51, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 500 grams or more of cocaine and possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon, was sentenced to serve 150 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brett A. Harvey, who handled the case, stated that Dyck operated a drug house on Warsaw Street in Rochester, using workers, who he recruited and paid, to distribute street-level quantities of cocaine to customers at the drug house. During the investigation, law enforcement recovered approximately 640 grams of cocaine, more than $20,000 in drug proceeds, drug packaging materials, and two firearms. Dyck has four prior felony convictions for Robbery, Criminal Negligent Homicide, federal narcotics conspiracy, and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, and is legally prohibited from possessing firearms.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief David Smith, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Bryan Miller, New York Field Division. Additional assistance was provided by the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, under the direction of District Attorney Sandra Doorley.

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