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Niagara Falls Man Sentenced on Drug Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 6, 2013

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Wally Reynolds, 37, of Niagara Falls, N.Y., who was convicted of conspiring to possess and distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana, was sentenced to 60 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

            Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Catherine Baumgarten, who handled the case, stated that between June 2004 and February 2010, the defendant managed and supervised other individuals in distributing marijuana that was imported from Canada into the United States.  During the execution of a search warrant at Reynolds’ residence, law enforcement officers recovered marijuana and drug paraphernalia. At that time, the defendant told officers that he was laid off from his former employment with the City of Niagara Falls and made money by selling marijuana.

            The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of James C. Spero, with the assistance of other U.S. and Canadian members of the Border Enforcement Security Task Force.


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