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Tonawanda Man Sentenced For Methylone Conspiracy

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 Alexander R. Filippone, 24, of Tonawanda, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, methylone, was sentenced to 30 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank T. Pimentel, who handled the case, stated that on three dates in February, March, and April 2013 the defendant sold methylone, which is sometimes sold on the street as “molly,” to an undercover police officer in commercial parking lots in Tonawanda and Amherst, NY. Methylone can cause violent and self-destructive behavior, seizure, paranoia, hallucinations, and death in some cases.
The sentencing is the result 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, and the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Steven Nigrelli.

Updated January 13, 2016