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Buffalo man sentenced in drug case to 120 months

A Buffalo man was sentenced Wednesday to 120 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Rashawn Dewer, 37, was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

Dewer participated in a conspiracy that transported cocaine from Texas to Buffalo and cash proceeds from Buffalo to Texas, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

On Aug. 16, 2014, authorities stopped a vehicle near Covington, La., traveling from Buffalo to Texas, officials said. Officers uncovered $330,020 in a hidden compartment, officials said. An investigation revealed the money originated from Dewer and was transported at his direction, and was payment for cocaine, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

On Jan. 20, 2016, officers stopped a vehicle around Lake Charles, La., traveling to Texas, officials said. In a hidden compartment, officers found over $275,000 which, they said, came from Dewer and was transported at his direction, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

On Feb. 22 of that year, officers stopped a vehicle driven by an individual around Lake Charles, and seized $798,021, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

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