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Friday, May 20, 2016

Rochester Man Pleads Guilty To Crack Cocaine Conspiracy

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
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BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Lorenzo Snow, 43, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank T. Pimentel, who is handling the case, stated that from December 2011 until February 17, 2012, Snow, who has two prior felony drug convictions, supplied a co-conspirator, Angelina Evans, with crack cocaine. Evans then   sold the cocaine out of a residence at 129 Lock Street in Lockport, NY. On numerous occasions in January and February 2012, Evans sold crack supplied by Snow from that location to an individual while being monitored by law enforcement officers. On February 17, 2012, officers executed a search warrant at the residence and found an ounce of powder cocaine, and smaller quantities of crack and marijuana.

Evans previously pleaded guilty to the same offense for her role in the conspiracy and was sentenced in December 2013 to time-served. 

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Niagara County Drug Trask Force, under the direction of Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour, and Special Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Delano A. Reid, New York Field Division.

Sentencing is scheduled for September 1, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. before Judge Arcara.

Updated May 23, 2016