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Two More Arrested for Drug Trafficking

Two more opioid dealers have been sentenced for their roles in an Elmira area drug trafficking ring. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says that 30-year-old Robert Elford of Oneida was sentenced to serve 121 months in prison.  In addition, 25-year-old Deven Hill of Elmira was sentenced to serve 37 months in prison.  Prosecutors said the men were part of a large-scale opioid manufacturing and trafficking organization that operated in the Southern Tier of New York between 2015 and May 2017. Elford and Hill each admitted to selling pills to various customers, including a 25 year-old male who ultimately died of drug overdose from using the pills. To date, 16 members and associates of the opioid manufacturing and trafficking operation have been convicted of federal narcotics offenses.