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Buffalo cocaine trafficer pleads guilty

Tramell Bishop, 37, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. said Bishop faces a prison term of between 5 and 40 years and a fine of up to $5 million or both when he is sentenced Oct. 5. Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward H. White said that from 2011 until Aug. 13, 2013 Bishop was involved in trafficking in cocaine here and in Houston, Texas. He was arrested in Houston on Aug. 13, 2013 with police finding about five kilograms of cocaine hidden in his luggage.