Lockport man going to prison for possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute it
BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan, New York Division announced today that 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; the Niagara County Drug Task Force; and the DEA Buffalo Resident Office.