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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of New York

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
William J. Hochul, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Barbara Burns

Dunkirk Man Sentenced on Drug and Gun Charges

BUFFALO, N.Y.—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Christopher Marcinkowski, 28, of Dunkirk, N.Y., who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, was sentenced to 78 months in jail, by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy C. Lynch, who handled the case, stated that on February 9, 2012, Dunkirk Police and New York State Parole executed a search warrant at 531 Columbus Avenue, Dunkirk, NY, the residence of the Marcinkowski and Jessica Mann. Just prior to the execution of the warrant, officers observed the defendant toss a sawed-off shotgun from a second story window. Officers later found a marijuana grow operation in the residence, as well as  quantity of cocaine and drug packaging materials.

Jessica Mann was convicted of maintaining a drug-involved premises and was sentenced to time served and three years supervised release.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge James S. Higgins, and the New York State Division of Parole, under the direction of Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci, and the Dunkirk Police Department, under the direction of Chief David C. Ortolano.

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