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BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today Gilberto Marchese, 38 of Lockport, NY, who was convicted of possessing with intent to distribute cocaine, was sentenced to serve 46 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin G. Bish, who handled the case, stated that, between December of 2015 and March of 2019, the defendant unlawfully possessed with intent to distribute cocaine. In addition, on March 27, 2019, law enforcement officers conducted a search warrant at Marchese’s residence on Grand Street in Lockport and recovered approximately 29 grams of cocaine, a grinder with suspected marijuana residue, and two digital scales.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Kevin Kelly; the Niagara County Drug Task Force, under the direction of Niagara County Sheriff Michael Filicetti; and the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan.

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