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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Rochester Man Sentenced In Crack Cocaine Conspiracy

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
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BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Lorenzo Snow, 43, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, was sentenced to 108 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Frank T. Pimentel and George C. Burgasser, who  handled 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 cocaine 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 cocaine and marijuana.

Evans was convicted of the same offense for her role in the conspiracy and was sentenced in December 2013 to time-served. 

Today’s sentencing 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 Acting Special Agent in Charge Charlie J. Patterson, New York Field Division.

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

Updated September 1, 2016