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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Grand Island Man Sentenced For Drug And Money Laundering Charges

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Eric Marshall, 42, of Grand Island, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and money laundering, was sentenced to 65 months imprisonment by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy C. Lynch, who handled the case, stated that between 2007 and 2009, Eric Marshall supplied kilogram quantities of cocaine to Glance Ross and others, who were distributing cocaine, in the City of Buffalo.  During that time, Marshall stored the cocaine in suitcases at a home in Buffalo, New York.  In order to disguise his narcotics proceeds, Marshall gave some proceeds to Montique Shelton and had Shelton purchase defendant a home at 341 Hinman Avenue, in Buffalo, New York.  As part of his sentencing, the defendant forfeited 341 Hinman Avenue, other property located in Buffalo, a Toyota Avalon, and a BMW.

The sentencing is a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Kevin P. Lyons, and the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Edward Kennedy.

Updated February 14, 2018