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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 6, 2014

Ontario Man Sentenced On Drug Smuggling Charge

 BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Edman Ho, 28, of Timmins, Ontario, who was convicted of conspiracy to import 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) into the United States from Canada,  was sentenced to 24 months in prison, by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Catherine Baumgarten, who handled the case, stated that case began with an investigation into narcotics smuggling by Ho from Canada. The drugs were primarily distributed in the City of Niagara Falls and other locations in Niagara County.

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