A Buffalo man who was convicted of racketeering conspiracy, possessing with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possessing firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes has been sentenced to 108 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Mikel Lowe, 25, was a member of the Cash Been Long and Brothers for Life, or CBL/BFL Gang, between 2010 and Aug. 28, 2018. He conspired with several other associates to sell drugs, commit robbery, retaliate against witnesses and commit assault, prosecutors said.
On June 8, 2017, FBI agents attempted to arrest Lowe at 1190 East Lovejoy St.. They knocked to announce their presence and an agent observed an object being thrown from the residence toward the building next door. Lowe was arrested and the premises was searched.
Lowe is one of 13 members and associates of the CBL/BFL gang to be convicted in this case. He was the 11th to be sentenced.
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