Man Receives 13-Year Prison Sentence for Fentanyl Trafficking and Firearms Possession in Drug Conspiracy

(WNY News Now) – Tyrik Edwards, a 31-year-old resident of Rochester, NY, has been sentenced to 160 months in prison for his role in a drug conspiracy involving fentanyl trafficking and firearms possession, announced U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross.

Tyrik Edwards, a Rochester resident with a prior felony record, has been handed a 13-year prison sentence by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa. Edwards was found guilty of leading a drug trafficking organization responsible for distributing substantial quantities of fentanyl, para-fluorofentanyl, and cocaine in both the Rochester area and Augusta, Maine. Two other individuals, Walter H. Bennett and Ray C. Mack, Jr., were also implicated in this conspiracy.

The organization operated out of a drug house on Woodward Street in Rochester, where they peddled fentanyl, para-fluorofentanyl, and cocaine to customers. Law enforcement investigations led to the seizure of approximately 158 grams of fentanyl, 11 grams of para-fluorofentanyl, 580 grams of cocaine, over $20,000 in drug-related funds, six firearms, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, and seven firearm magazines.

Ray C. Mack, Jr., has already been sentenced to 135 months in prison, while Walter H. Bennett awaits sentencing. Quenteria Wilson, Edwards’ then-girlfriend, was convicted of misdemeanor possession of fentanyl and sentenced to probation.

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