Clarence Man, Anthony Gerace Going To Prison For Possessing Firearms In Furtherance Of Drug Trafficking Crimes
BUFFALO, N.Y (STL.News) U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Anthony Gerace, 41, of Clarence, NY, who was convicted of possessing firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes, was sentenced to serve 60 months in prison by U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra, Jr.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph M. Tripi and Brendan T. Cullinane, who handled the case, stated that between 2006 and January 28, 2019, the defendant was involved in the possession and distribution of marijuana, THC, cocaine, hydrocodone, and other federally controlled substances. On January 28, 2019, a federal search warrant was executed at the Gerace’s residence on Michael Douglas Drive in Clarence. Homeland Security Investigation special agents recovered quantities of marijuana and THC intended for distribution by the defendant, as well as 14 firearms and numerous rounds of ammunition for the various firearms. The firearms and ammunition were located in close proximity to the controlled substances, and also in close proximity to $103,360 in U.S. currency. As part of his plea, Gerace admitted that the firearms protected him, his proceeds, the location where he stored his controlled substances and currency, and the controlled substances, which had a conservative street value of approximately $98,850.