Jail escapee's brothers sentenced on drug conspiracy charges

Posted at: 07/02/2013 9:02 PM

The brothers of a Rochester man who escaped from the Monroe County Jail in March 2011 were sentenced on drug conspiracy charges.

Jamar Mitchell, 27, and Jerrod Mitchell, 24, of Rochester were convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base. Jamar was sentenced 10 years in prison. Jerrod was sentenced to 5 years.

The brothers participated in a drug trafficking conspiracy along with their older brother, Joseph Mitchell. Joseph escaped from the Monroe County Jail after his arrest on drug trafficking charges. He was convicted of drug conspiracy, possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, money laundering conspiracy and escape and was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

From 2008 until March 2011, Joseph, Jamar and Jerrod Mitchell were responsible for the large scale distribution of significant quantities of cocaine and cocaine base in the Rochester and Elmira. During the investigation, officials found a loaded handgun and over $500,000 in cash hidden in the base of a fish tank at Mitchell's home.