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Lockport Man Pleads Guilty To Drug 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.—U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Brian Grant, 22, of Lockport, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra, Jr. to possession with intent to distribute cocaine. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles E. Watkins, Jr., who is handling the case, stated that the Niagara County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at the defendant's residence on Elmwood Avenue in Lockport and on his vehicle. During the search, officers recovered cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana, and $215.00 in cash.

The plea is result of an investigation by the Niagara County Drug Task Force, under the direction of Niagara County Sheriff Michael Filicetti and Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Acting Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Scarpino.

Sentencing is scheduled for February 3, 2021, before Judge Sinatra.

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Updated October 7, 2021

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