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Rochester man convicted for distributing crack cocaine



Rochester, New York — On Friday, federal officials announced that after being convicted for distributing crack cocaine, a 20-year-old Rochester man was sentenced to prison.

Ernest Gamble faces 63 months in prison, or about 5.2 years, for his involvement in conspiring to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, according to prosecutors.

Gamble was part of a drug-trafficking gang that sold cocaine out of a drug house on Glenwood Avenue, police said.

Investigators spotted the man flushing narcotics down the toilet as they made their way inside the residence, after securing a search warrant.

According to officials, the 20-year-old was taken in custody with more than $5,000 in his pocket.