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Niagara Falls Man Sentenced On Drug Charges

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 William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Ronald Carter, 60, of Niagara Falls, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to distribute over 500 grams of cocaine, was sentenced to 24 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney George C. Burgasser, who handled the case, stated that between December 2010 and April 4, 2011, Carter distributed multiple quantities of cocaine in the Niagara Falls area. On April 4, 2011, officers executed a search warrant at the defendant’s 10th Street residence and seized 1.3 kilograms of cocaine, three kilograms of marijuana and $51,913 in United States currency.  

The defendant was arrested along with four others. Carter is the fourth defendant to be convicted.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge J. Michael Kennedy and the Niagara Falls Police Department, under the direction of Chief Bryan DalPorto.

Updated August 27, 2015