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Rochester man faces 18 years in prison for cocaine conviction

A Rochester man was convicted of multiple felony drug charges by a Cayuga County jury this week. He refused to appear at his trial.

Swyn Nelson, 48, was convicted on two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, one count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and one count of forth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to The Citizen.


Nelson sold cocaine to a confidential informant in September 2019. The Finger Lakes Drug Task Force executed a search warrant in Auburn and discovered 72 individually wrapped bags of cocaine in the jacket he was wearing.

Nelson could be sentenced up to 18 years in prison and two years of supervision upon his release. A warrant has been issued for his arrest since he did not show up to trial.



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