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

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Canisteo Man Sentenced On Drug Charge

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX:  (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y.—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that David Jackson, 41, of Canisteo, N.Y., who was convicted of conspiracy to import alpha-PVP, a synthetic narcotic, was sentenced to 27 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 September 2013, and January 16, 2014, the defendant, along with co-defendants Erin Dwyer and Richard Dwyer, conspired to import the synthetic narcotics from China using the Internet. The packages were then delivered to Richard Dwyer via the United States Postal Service.

Richard Dwyer was sentenced to 33 months in prison. Erin Dwyer has been convicted and will be sentenced on January 29, 2015.  

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James C. Spero, and the United States Postal Inspection Service, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Shelly Binkowski.

Updated December 29, 2014