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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 7, 2013

Niagara Falls Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Conspiracy Charge

BUFFALO, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Wally
Reynolds, 36, of Niagara Falls, N.Y., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J.
Arcara, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 100 kilograms of
marijuana. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a
maximum of 40 years, a $2,000,000 fine, or both.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Catherine Baumgarten, who is handling the case, stated
that Reynolds supervised other individuals in a drug conspiracy who imported marijuana
from Canada into the United States. The defendant then distributed the marijuana to his
customers in the United States.

The plea is the result of an investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement,
Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James C.
Spero.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 6, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. before Judge Arcara.