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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Two Individuals Sentenced On Marijuana Charges

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:           (716) 843-5817
FAX:                 (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y.—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Charles Palmer, Jr., 31, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute, and to distribute, marijuana, was sentenced to one year probation by Senior U. S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

Co-defendant Aleathea Stone, 43, of Buffalo, who was convicted of possession of marijuana, was sentenced to time served and one year supervised release, also by Judge Skretny.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank T. Pimentel, who handled the case, stated that between January 2011 and June 2011, Charles Palmer, Jr. conspired with his father, co-defendant Charles Palmer, Sr., to possess and distribute marijuana. The investigation utilized a court authorized wiretap which included multiple phone calls regarding the distribution of marijuana between Charles Palmer, Jr. and Charles Palmer, Sr.

On March 1, 2011, Aleathea Stone received 15 pounds of marijuana from Charles Palmer, Sr. and gave it to another individual.

Charles Palmer, Sr. was also convicted and is scheduled to be sentenced April 22, 2015.

The sentencings are the culmination of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

Updated April 16, 2015