CIVIC CENTER — A 39-year-old Brooklyn man was sentenced to 25 years of prison after pleading guilty to narcotics conspiracy, federal authorities announced.
Roman Kitroser was sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court Friday for distributing heroin, cocaine, MDMA, crack, and marijuana, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York said.
Prosecutors said he was in operation from December 2013 to December 2014, and at the time of his arrest he had nine firearms, two silencers, high-capacity magazine, and a large press to form bricks out of loose narcotics.
Federal officers also found more than $2 million and two hand grenades during the investigation.
"In Roman Kitroser's drug dealing operations, customers could literally pick their poison," US Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement. "To protect his illicit trade, Kitroser armed himself with an arsenal of dangerous weapons, including guns, silencers, and even hand grenades."
Kitroser pleaded guilty for narcotics conspiracy in November 2015. In addition to his prison sentence, he was also sentenced to five years of supervised release.