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Drug dealer sentenced on drugs, weapons conviction

A Buffalo drug dealer was sentenced to 132 months in prison Monday by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

Anthony McCutcheon, 51, was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 28 grams or more of crack cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy C. Lynch, who handled the case, between June 2013 and Feb. 25, 2014, McCutcheon conspired with others to distribute crack cocaine in the Buffalo area. McCutcheon supplied cocaine to co-defendants in the case, Troy Cooley, Andre Owens, Morrell Buster and William Jefferson, the U.S. Attorney's office said.

During the execution of a search warrant at McCutcheon's East Amherst Street residence, police seized cocaine, crack cocaine, baggies and scales. Officers also recovered a loaded 9-mm semi-automatic handgun.

McCutcheon was charged along with Cooley, Owens, Buster and Jefferson, along with Deandre Sparks, Markiel Hall, Alicia Maghett and Carmella Rivera. All nine defendants have since been convicted.

The FBI and the Lackawanna Police Department investigated the case.

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