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Gasport Man, Lockport Man Convicted on Drug Conspiracy Charges

U.S. Attorney’s Office November 21, 2013
  • Western District of New York (716) 843-5700

BUFFALO, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that James Dolly, 48, of Gasport, New York, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine, was sentenced to eight months home confinement and three-years’ supervised release by U.S. District Chief Judge William M. Skretny.

Also, Rodney McGilverly, a/k/a “Patches,” a/k/a “Cliff,” 37, of Lockport, New York, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie G. Foschio to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, a $1,000,000 fine, or both.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Catherine Baumgarten, who is handling the case, stated that Dolly distributed cocaine and cocaine base in the Gasport area from June 2009 through August 2010, which was supplied to him by co-defendant Damian Ard. Ard was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, and is scheduled to be sentenced on January 6, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. From March 2010 through August 2010, McGilverly distributed cocaine in the Lockport, which was supplied to him by co-defendant Eric Williams. On September 10, 2013, Williams was sentenced to five years in prison.

Dolly and McGilverly are two of 21 defendants convicted as a result of this drug investigation.

The sentencing and plea are the culmination of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian R. Crowell, New York Field Division; the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian P. Boetig; and the Niagara County Drug Task Force, under the direction of Sheriff James Votour.