A man accused of dealing cocaine has been sentenced to 6 years in prison following his conviction on a charge of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. reported. Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny imposed the sentence on Brandon Dell, 27, of Buffalo.
Prosecutors said Dell was arrested Feb. 11, 2014, after he sold cocaine to a Drug Enforcement Administration informant. Following the sale, DEA agents followed Dell to his girlfriend’s home in Lackawanna, which they searched with the help of Lackawanna Police.
Officers said they recovered 633 grams of cocaine, 24 grams of marijuana, about $22,225 in cash, a money counter, two digital scales, three firearms, ammunition, two ballistic vests and gold and silver valued at about $12,000.