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Buffalo Man Sentenced for Drug Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

   BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Orville Rodriguez, 31, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, was sentenced to 84 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward H. White, who handled the case, stated that from July of 2008 through October of 2008, Rodriguez distributed 10 kilograms of cocaine to co-defendant Marcus Chambers on three separate occasions. Chambers paid Rodriguez a total of $1,000,000 for the 30 kilograms of cocaine.

Marcus Chambers was convicted of similar drug charges.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Updated November 24, 2014