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West Seneca Man Pleads Guilty to Marijuana Trafficking

West Seneca Man Pleads Guilty to Marijuana Trafficking

A Statement Released bythe  United States Attorney's Office, Western District 

BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Carl Korzkowski, 34, of West Seneca, N.Y., pleaded guilty to marijuana trafficking before Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny. The charge carries a maximum sentenced of 20 years in prison, a $1,000,000 or both.     

Tough Anti-Texting Measure Is Signed In Orchard Park

Tough Anti-Texting Measure Is Signed In Orchard Park

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Patrick M. Gallivan joined together today in Orchard Park to sign legislation to strengthen the state’s law against texting while driving.

The bill, co-sponsored by Senator Gallivan (R,C,I-59th District), gives law enforcement the authority to pull over a motorist who is text messaging, e-mailing, transmitting images, or playing games while driving -- making it a primary traffic offense. Previous statute considered texting while driving a secondary offense, meaning police could only stop a texting driver if they had committed an additional infraction like speeding or failing to stop at a traffic signal.

“Today is about one thing – saving lives,” said Gallivan. “We have seen far too many tragedies caused by driving distracted to sit idly by any longer.