Rochester man sentenced in drug conspiracy
ROCHESTER, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that LaPrece Lawhorn, 26, of Rochester, N.Y., who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base, was sentenced to 180 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert Marangola and Jennifer Noto, who handled the case, stated that the defendant participated in a drug trafficking organization responsible for the distribution of large amounts of cocaine and cocaine base in the Rochester area. Lawhorn was involved in manufacturing and distributing the cocaine base. The defendant was one of 10 defendants arrested in connection with this drug investigation. All 10 defendants have been convicted. Lawhorn is the fourth defendant to be sentenced.