Buffalo, NY man gets 7 years in federal prison for selling cocaine in New Castle

By Terri Hill | November 14, 2018

A Buffalo, New York man was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to seven years in prison for selling over 28 grams of crack cocaine.

Marlin Scott, 26, was one of five people indicted by a federal grand jury in 2015 for trafficking cocaine in New Castle. The others were  Waverly Primm, 28,; Duane Stokes, 22,; William Wilbon, 23,; and Octavious Lewis, 22, of Amherst, NY.

A long-term investigation using wiretaps conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives revealed that Marlin Scott conspired with others to distribute crack cocaine, which was transported from Buffalo to the New Castle area.

Officers with the New Castle police and the Lawrence County Drug Task Force also assisted in the investigation.

Scott is the second man to be sentenced.  On Sept. 27, Wilborn received a six year prison term for his role in the conspiracy.

U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer described both sentences as “sufficient but not greater than necessary.”

Terri Hill can be contacted at terri.hill@grantstreetnews.com

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