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December 15, 2015

Former Basketball Star Sentenced on Drug and Gun Charges

ROCHESTER, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Arthur Long, 42, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted after a jury trial of possession with intent to distribute methylone (Ecstasy) and marijuana, using a premises for drug trafficking and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes, was sentenced to 81 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jennifer M. Noto and Robert A. Marangola, who handled the prosecution of the case, stated that in July 2013, the Rochester Police Department conducted an investigation that culminated in the execution of search warrants at the defendant’s home on Chi Mar Drive in Chili, NY. Officers also searched Long’s vehicle, a 1977 Cadillac Eldorado. During the execution of the warrants, investigators recovered ecstasy tablets and capsules containing Methylone, marijuana, an AK-47 rifle and a stolen .45 cal handgun, along with packaging materials.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief Michael Ciminelli and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Adam S. Cohen.

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