Criminal Justice News

Monday, August 27, 2012

West Seneca Man Sentenced for Marijuana Trafficking

BUFFALO, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Carl Korzkowski, 35, of West Seneca, New York, who was convicted of marijuana trafficking, was sentenced 45 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael L. McCabe, who handled the case, in 2010, Korzkowski managed a long-running drug trafficking organization in the Buffalo area that distributed significant amounts of marijuana. The defendant helped obtained marijuana from Canada through distribution centers in northern New York State in and around the own of Massena and the Akwesasne Indian Reservation, which extends into Canada. Korzkowski then distributed the marijuana to a network of customers in the Buffalo area. The defendant also stored over 100 pounds of marijuana at his residence at 109 Harlem Road in West Seneca.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Christopher M. Piehota; the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Wilbert L. Plummer, Acting Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Division; Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James C. Spero; and the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Daniel Derenda.

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