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

Monday, March 9, 2015

Lackawanna Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges

CONTACT:     Barbara Burns    
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BUFFALO, N.Y.—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Carvis McCutcheon, 34, of Lackawanna NY, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute crack cocaine before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The charge carries a mandatory minimum five years in prison and a maximum of 40 years. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney John M. Alsup, who is handling the case, stated that the defendant conspired with others to sell crack cocaine in Lackawanna. Some of the sales took place in the area of the Gates Housing Facility.

"As this case demonstrates, our Office will simply not allow a defendant to turn a facility created for the public good into a private prison of misery, said U.S. Attorney Hochul."            

The plea is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Lackawanna Police Department, under the direction of Chief James Michel and the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James J. hunt, New York Field Division.

Sentencing is scheduled for before June 29, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. before Judge Arcara.

Updated March 10, 2015