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Last Sentence in Geneva’s Al’s Inn Bust

As reported by the Finger Lakes Times, the last man arrested in the major drug bust in Geneva last fall has been sentenced to a long prison term. Patrick McDonald, 25 of Rochester was sentenced Thursday in Ontario County Court to 8 years in prison for sale of a controlled substance and another three years for assaulting corrections officers at the county jail. He was one of some 25 people arrested last year as the result of a joint investigation by City Police, the Ontario County Sheriff’s Dept., the NY State Liquor Authority and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. The arrests began when a search warrant was executed at Al’s Inn on Exchange St. in Geneva on Oct. 1st. of last year. The result of an extensive undercover operation, most of those arrested were charged with third-degree sale of a controlled substance. McDonald was at large until January of this year when Geneva Police arrested him at a Genesee St. home. Of those arrested, most accepted plea deals and received several years in prison. Three, Gregory Jackson of Geneva, Michael Brewer-White of Canandaigua and Ronald “Shorty” Walker of Geneva, went to trial and were convicted. Jackson and Brewer-White received 12 years while Walker was sentenced to 6 years in prison. County District Attorney James Ritts said between the plea deals and the convictions, those arrested in the bust have sentenced to more than 100 total years in prison.

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