Buffalo Man Sentenced on Drug Charge
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 19, 2011|
BUFFALO, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Mark Dumond, 37, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of cocaine trafficking, was sentenced to one year in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael L. McCabe, who handled the case, Dumond was involved in a drug trafficking organization with Anthony Lamarand and Keith Simmons. The defendants were responsible for the distribution of cocaine in Northern Erie and Niagara Counties from 2007 to 2009.
Anthony Lamarand and Keith Simmons have pleaded guilty in the case and are awaiting sentencing.
The sentencing was the culmination of an investigation on the part of special agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Christopher M. Piehota; the Niagara County Drug Task Force, under the direction of Sheriff James Votour; the Niagara Fall Police Department, under the direction of Chief John Chella; and the Amherst Police Department, under the direction of Chief John Askey.