LOCKPORT – Police said a Cuban national, in the United States legally for the past three years, may face deportation after he serves a state prison sentence of one to three years for using a machine to make phony credit cards and for growing marijuana in his former Lockport home.
Jose M. Cabrera, 38, of Howard Avenue, Buffalo, was sentenced Tuesday by Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas for second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and second-degree criminal possession of marijuana.
Cabrera was living on Academy Lane in the Town of Lockport when he was arrested July 25 following a State Police raid on his basement. Troopers seized more than 10 pounds of marijuana, a batch of fake credit cards and $900 in cash.
Of that amount, $632 is to be used as restitution for the charges Cabrera made with the homemade cards.