Gasport Man Sentenced on Drug Conspiracy Charge and Lockport Man Convicted of Drug Conspiracy Charge
BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that James Dolly, 48, of Gasport, N.Y., who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, cocaine and crack cocaine, was sentenced to eight months home confinement and three-years supervised release by U.S. District Chief Judge William M. Skretny.
Also, Rodney McGilverly, a/k/a “Patches,” a/k/a “Cliff,” 37, of Lockport, N.Y., pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie G. Foschio, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, cocaine, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, a $1,000,000 fine, or both.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Catherine Baumgarten, who is handling the case, stated that Dolly distributed cocaine and cocaine base in the Gasport area from June, 2009 through August, 2010, which was supplied to him by co-defendant Damian Ard. Ard was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, and is scheduled to be sentenced on January 6, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. From March, 2010, through August, 2010, McGilverly distributed cocaine in the Lockport, which was supplied to him by co-defendant Eric Williams. On September 10, 2013, Williams was sentenced to five years in prison.
Dolly and McGilverly are two of 21 defendants convicted as a result of this drug investigation.The sentencing and plea are the culmination of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian R. Crowell, new York Field Division, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian P. Boetig, and the Niagara County Drug Task Force, under the direction of Sheriff James Votour.