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lockport man pleads guilty to drug charge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 25, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced that Bobby Spencer, 59, of Lockport, N.Y., pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie G. Foschio to use of a communication facility to facilitate a drug felony. The charge carries a maximum penalty of four years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Catherine Baumgarten, who is handling the case, stated that from March, 2010 through August, 2010, the defendant used a cellular telephone to call co-defendant Eric Williams to facilitate the purchase of cocaine. Spencer then distributed the cocaine to others in the Lockport area. 

Spencer is one of 24 defendants convicted as a result of this drug investigation.

The plea is the culmination of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of James J. Hunt, Acting Agent in Charge, New York Field Division, and the Niagara County Drug Task Force, under the direction of Sheriff James Votour.