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June 18, 2014

Buffalo Man Sentenced on Drug Charge

BUFFALO, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Victor Marshall, 36, of Buffalo, New York, who was convicted of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, was sentenced to 130 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney George C. Burgasser, who handled the case, stated that in 2011, Marshall supplied cocaine to co-defendants Gerry Spencer, Besari Torres, and Mario Pena, who then distributed the cocaine in the city of Buffalo. On October 7 and October 19, 2011, the defendant sold cocaine to a confidential informant. On November 22, 2011, Marshall possessed 10 ounces of cocaine.

Besari Torres, Gerry Spencer, and Mario Pena have been convicted of similar charges and sentenced.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by the Safe Streets Task Force, under direction of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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