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Man convicted on drug-trafficking charges gets 120 months in prison

A Buffalo man who was convicted on drug-trafficking charges was sentenced to 120 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said 40-year-old Quinton Jones conspired with others to distribute cocaine between November 2016 and Sept. 29, 2017, in the South Buffalo area, while working for a drug organization led by co-defendant Cesar Rivera-Figueroa, 28, of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

In August 2017, Jones received a kilogram of cocaine from one of his associates and made a payment of about $30,000 on Aug. 18, 2017, prosecutors said.

On Sept. 29, 2017, Jones was arrested inside his Juanita Street residence, where a search warrant was executed and officers seized $4,023 cash, a .22 caliber rifle with a defaced serial number, multiple rounds of ammunition and some cocaine.

Jones was convicted of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute, and distributing, 5 kilograms or more of cocaine.

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