Jamestown Man Convicted Federally For Cocaine Conspiracy

BUFFALO – A city man was recently convicted federally of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. 
Andrew Garner, 37, faces 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 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.