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Cheektowaga man convicted in drug conspiracy gets prison

Aaron Hill, 31, of Cheektowaga, who was involved in 14 cocaine sales, was sentenced Monday to 37 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Hill had been convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 500 grams or more of cocaine, U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced.

Prosecutors said Hill worked with Stevie Alejandro, who operated the Barberians Barber Shop, directly across from School 43, the Lovejoy Discovery School, in Buffalo. With others, they sold cocaine between May and October 2017 in the city's Lovejoy District.

Prosecutors said Alejandro also set up sales and deliveries of cocaine with an undercover law enforcement officer, with Hill or someone else completing the deal. Alejandro and two other men were previously convicted in the case.

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