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Drug Possession

Aug 21, 2017

Cafarelli gets 6 years for criminal possession after violating probation

Acting County Court Judge Melchor Castro sentenced Joseph Cafarelli, 51, to six years in prison with three years of post-release supervision. Cafarelli pled guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree as well as violating the terms on conditions of probation. Cafarelli agreed to serve five years of probation after pleading […]

Jan 13, 2015

Fourth Department – Drug Possession: People v. Santos

Appellate Division, Fourth Department – Drug Possession – Waiver of Appeal People v. Santos KA 12–001117 Appealed from Lewis County Court Background: Defendant was convicted of drug-related charges and appealed, contending that there was an insufficient basis to issue a search warrant. At the time of his guilty plea, the defendant purported to waive his […]

Jul 14, 2013

WDNY — Drug Possession: United States v. Facen

U.S. District Court, WDNY  Drug Possession Proximity — Hidden Drugs/Weapons United States v. Facen 11-cr-6177L Judge Larimer Background: The defendant was indicted on four counts of drug trafficking and firearm-related offenses. He was convicted on all four counts. The defendant moved to acquit on the grounds that the evidence was insufficient to support a conviction. […]

Dec 22, 2010

Buffalo man convicted in drug trial

A federal jury has convicted Julian V. Wade, 27, of Buffalo, of possession with the intent to distribute five grams or more of crack cocaine, being a felon in possession of a firearm and other charges. He faces 20 years to life in prison.

Dec 20, 2010

Rochester man sentenced

Lamarr Gilbert, 21, of Rochester, was sentenced to 72 months in prison for conviction of conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine and heroin. He appeared last week before U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer ...

Nov 30, 2010

Drug Possession: People v. Velez

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Drug Possession Circumstantial Evidence People v. Velez KA 04-01659 Appealed from Supreme Court, Monroe County Background: The defendant was convicted after jury trial of two felony counts of drug possession. Cocaine was found in the trunk of a vehicle. On appeal the defendant contended that the evidence was legally insufficient to […]

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