West Seneca Woman Sentenced on Drug Charge
|U.S. Attorney’s Office September 11, 2013|
BUFFALO, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Caroline Stuchal, 40, of West Seneca, New York, who was convicted of possession of half a kilogram of cocaine with the intent to distribute, was sentenced to 36 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony M. Bruce, who handled the case, stated that in November 2010, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the Winchester Grill on Harlem Road in West Seneca. Officers seized more than 500 grams of cocaine, which the defendant admitted that her husband, co-defendant Vincent Stuchal, was giving to her to distribute to customers at Chuggers, a West Seneca bar.
Stuchal was arrested in June 2011, along with her husband Vincent, who was convicted of the same charge on August 27, 2012, and is awaiting sentencing.
Caroline Stuchal was remanded back into the custody of New York State to face sentencing on charges of attempted possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.
The sentencing is the result of an investigation by special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian P. Boetig; special agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian R. Crowell, New York Field Division; and the West Seneca Police Department, under the direction of Chief Daniel Denz.