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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Buffalo Woman Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051
 
BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Alicia Maghett, 51, of Lackawanna, NY, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, hydrocodone, before U.S. Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, and a $500,000 fine. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy C. Lynch, who is handling the case, stated that between October 2013 and February 25, 2014, the defendant conspired with Troy Cooley and Markiel Hall to sell hydrocodone, a Schedule III controlled substance, in the City of Buffalo.

Also charged in this case are co-defendants Anthony McCutcheon, Troy Cooley, Deandre Sparks, Williams Jefferson, Markiel Hall, Morrell Buster, Andre Owens and Carmella Rivera. Sparks, Hall and Owens have been convicted. Charges are pending against McCutcheon, Cooley Jefferson, Buster, and Rivera. The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The plea is the culmination of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Lackawanna Police Department, under the direction of Chief James Michel.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 7, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. before Judge Skretny.

Updated June 24, 2015