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Webster man found with meth in Hamburg gets four years in federal prison

A Webster man was sentenced to more than four years in federal prison after he was arrested in Hamburg when police found methamphetamine during a traffic stop and also at a motel he had been staying at in the area, Acting U.S. James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced earlier this week.

Brian Donaldson, 50, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine, was sentenced to 51 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny.

The case began last fall after a tip was made to the DEA about Donaldson and a co-defendant, Pablo Ulloa, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Adler, who handled the case.

On Oct. 27, 2016, Hamburg Police were watching a local motel where the men were staying. At about 9:15 p.m., Donaldson left the motel and the police pulled him over. Police found "a small quantity of methamphetamine, and a lock box, which contained a much larger quantity of methamphetamine," according to a U.S. attorney's statement. The motel room where Donaldson and Ulloa were staying turned up more meth, cell phones, drug packaging materials, a scale and pipes.

Ulloa has also been convicted and is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 1.

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