ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Following a four-week trial, a Rochester man was convicted for his involvement in possessing and selling cocaine and fentanyl, authorities say.

In April 2020, 36-year-old Earnest Baker was arrested along with 17 other defendants, according to authorities.

That day, officials say they executed 24 search warrants were executed at homes in Rochester, West Henrietta, Penfield, Greece, Irondequoit, and Syracuse, and 12 search warrants were executed on cars associated with defendants.

From those investigations, officials say they collected the following:

  • three and a half kilograms of fentanyl
  • two kilograms of cocaine and crack cocaine
  • $928,400 cash
  • over $500,000 worth of jewelry
  • eight firearms

The 17 other co-defendants have trials scheduled for January 2023.

Prosecutors state that Baker had been under investigation related to the April 30 arrests since 2018. At the time, Baker was in federal prison for a prior drug conviction. Baker was released in August 2019.

During the investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration says they made two controlled purchases of narcotics from Baker.