A member of the Schuele Boys gang was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to 60 months in prison on his conviction for participating in a cocaine distribution ring, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
Antwon Steward, 35, of Buffalo, cooked powder cocaine into crack cocaine for Michael Robertson, , prosecutors said. Steward and Robertson shared supplies of cocaine, locations for storing and selling cocaine and a customer base.
Investigators used interceptions of communications between Robertson, Steward and their customers.
Robertson was convicted and sentenced to 97 months in prison, prosecutors said. Steward was one of 28 Schuele Boys members, associates and other individuals arrested and convicted.
The gang, which operated in the Schuele Street area, was responsible for acts of violence and distribution of illegal narcotics, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.