Rochester man pleads guilty to smuggling drugs into jail

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A Rochester man accused of smuggling narcotics into jail while being taken into custody for a separate crime has pled guilty.

Hoeub Chan, 35, of Rochester pleaded guilty to smuggling narcotics into jail. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Investigators stated that Chan was sentenced to federal prison in January, following his conviction for conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

After being taken into custody, law enforcement officers discovered that Chan smuggled Oxycodone and Dextroamphetamine into his place of incarceration in the seams of his shirt, socks, and hidden in his shoes.

Chan made multiple false statements in which he denied possessing any contraband to Deputy United States Marshals while being processed.

Chan’s incarceration stemmed from his conviction for conspiring to commit mail fraud for engaging in a scheme with others to defraud Rochester Electric and Gas by re-routing closed account payments.

As a result of that scheme, the defendant obtained over $72,000, which he was ordered to repay.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 5, 2017.

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