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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Lockport man pleads guilty to drug conspiracy charge

        BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Alfonzo Maye a/k/a “Fonzo,” 41, of Lockport, N.Y., pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie G. Foschio, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, cocaine. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, a $1,000,000 fine, or both.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Catherine Baumgarten, who handled the case, stated that Maye distributed cocaine and cocaine base in the Lockport area from June, 2009 through August, 2010, which was supplied to him by co-defendant Eric Williams. Maye is one of 22 defendants convicted as a result of this drug investigation.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian R. Crowell, New York Field Division, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian P. Boetig, and the Niagara County Drug Task Force, under the direction of Sheriff James Votour.