Niagara Falls Man Sentenced For Role In Marijuana Conspiracy
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BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Kevin C. Farrell, 33, of Niagara Falls, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 50 kilograms or more of marijuana, was sentenced to 21 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward H. White, who handled the case, stated that between 2002 through 2010, the defendant conspired with others by purchasing half pound and one pound quantities of marijuana from him. Farrell then redistributed the marijuana in smaller quantities to a number of individuals in Niagara County.
The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James C. Spero; the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Division; the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Steven Nigrelli; the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Daniel Derenda; the Niagara County Sheriff's Department, under the direction of Sheriff James Voutour; the United States Border Patrol, under the direction of Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings; Customs and Border Protection, under the direction of Rose Hilmey, Acting Director of Field Operations; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Delano A. Reid, New York Field Division; the Niagara Falls Police Department, under the direction of Chief Bryan DalPorto; the Department of Defense, Office of Inspector General, Defense Criminal Investigative Service, under the direction of Edward T. Bradley, Special Agent in Charge, Northeast Field Office; Toronto Police Services, under the direction of Chief Mark Saunders; Niagara Regional Police, under the direction of Chief Jeffrey McGuire; Peel Regional Police, under the direction of Chief Jennifer Evans; Ontario Provincial Police, under the direction of Commissioner Vince Hawkes; and the Canada Border Service Agency.