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Cuba Man Sentenced On Marijuana Charge

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

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.-Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Randy Wade Kenyon, 58, of Cuba, NY, who was convicted of manufacturing 50 or more marijuana plants, was sentenced to 24 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas S. Duszkiewicz, who handled the case, stated that on August 4, 2015, during an aerial operation, the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force observed what appeared to be multiple marijuana plants. A ground search determined that the defendant was cultivating a total of 677 plants on his property at the time on Five Mile Road in Ischua, NY.  

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, under the direction of Cattaraugus County Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb and the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Division. Additional assistance was provided by the National Guard Aviation unit.

Updated November 1, 2016