Four former Niagara Falls residents now living in Florida were arraigned Thursday in Niagara County Court on second-degree conspiracy charges stemming from last week's drug sweep, which police said broke up a cocaine ring centered on a Niagara Falls pizzeria.
Pleading not guilty were Lorene A. Bocchicchia, 40, of Plantation, Fla.; her daughters, Lindsay M. Pembleton, 19, of Plantation, and Ashley E. Pembleton, 20, of Lake Worth, Fla.; and Ashley's boyfriend Jeffrey P. Marsh, 26, of Lake Worth.
The arraignments mean 47 of the 48 suspects indicted have been picked up. The only one still at large is Robert M. Reed, 25, whose last known address was on Monroe Avenue in Niagara Falls. He is charged with two counts of third-degree cocaine sales and single counts of conspiracy and third-degree cocaine possession.