An associate of an East Side Buffalo street gang was sentenced to time served for his conviction on a cocaine distribution charge.
The sentencing of Andre Jackson, 29, was handed down Monday by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo. Jackson was convicted of conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
Between June 2013 and July 2014, Jackson conspired with other Schuele Boys associates and gang members, including Michael Robertson, to distribute cocaine in Buffalo, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney George C. Burgasser.
The Schuele Boys gang is believed to be responsible for several acts of violence and the distribution of illegal narcotics including cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana, federal prosecutors say.
Jackson is one of 28 individuals arrested as part of the Schuele Boys investigation. To date, 23 of the defendants have been convicted.