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Jury convicts Jamestown man of cocaine conspiracy

STAFF REPORTS

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that a federal jury has convicted Andrew Garner, 37, of Jamestown, N.Y., of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joel L. Violanti and Emmanuel O. Ulubiyo, who handled the prosecution of the case, stated that between April and September 2016, the defendant conspired with others to distribute cocaine in the Jamestown area.

The verdict is the result of an investigation by the the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Division; the Jamestown Police Department, under the direction of Chief Harry Snellings; and the Ellicott Police Department, under the direction of Chief William L. Ohnmeiss Jr.

Sentencing will be scheduled at a later date before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo, who presided over the trial of the case.