Dijaon Bland, 25, a member of the violent Buffalo L.R.G.P. gang, was ordered to serve a 70 month federal prison term by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara on his conviction for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute crack cocaine.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas S. Duszkiewicz said Bland used to sell crack cocaine from a so-called “trap house” on Memorial Drive that was used by the gang and was run by his cousin Dwayne Gray,L.R.G.P.’s leader.
Bland was one of 19 L.R.G.P. members and associates indicted last year in this case and he is the fifth of those suspects convicted, Duszkiewicz said. Friday another eleven L.R.G.P. gang members and associates were indicted on new crack cocaine charges. The gang took its name from the East Side streets of Lombard, Rother, Gibson and Playter, according to U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr.