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Four people were arrested by Evans Police following a raid on an Oakland Street residence, where illegal drugs were allegedly seized, Town of Evans Police said. An unspecified quantity of crack cocaine, wrapped for distribution, was allegedly seized Thursday, along with powder cocaine, marijuana and cash, according to Evans Police. Arrested were Heather McMullen and …

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Two Buffalo men Thursday were indicted by a federal grand jury on conspiracy to sell heroin and other drugs that led to a fatal overdose. According to U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr., the indictment alleges that, in mid-November, Dontrell Wise, 32, and Lamario Jones, 31, generally, conspired to distribute fentanyl, which caused the death of an individual identified o…

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A man who sold crack cocaine from an apartment he rented in a Lackawanna housing project was sentenced Tuesday to 151 months in prison by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Jeffrey Graham, 32, who had a premises in the Gates Housing Project, was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to dist…

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A Dunkirk woman pleaded guilty Thursday to possessing with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Minerva Maestre, 49, faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and a maximum of 40 years in prison when she is sentenced before Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. …

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A Buffalo drug dealer was sentenced to 132 months in prison Monday by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny. Anthony McCutcheon, 51, was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 28 grams or more of crack cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy …

Two Buffalo drug dealers face a maximum of life sentences after being convicted by a federal jury Wednesday on drug and weapons charges. Isiah Pierce, 34, and Larry Willis, 32, both were found guilty of possessing crack cocaine with intent to distribute, maintaining a drug involved premises, possessing firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking activities, and being fe…

A Dunkirk couple was arrested on drug charges Friday following a police raid on their Deer Street residence, authorities said. Dunkirk police executed the warrant  in the apartment occupied by Ontario R. Eldridge, 31, and Katelyn M. Smith, 27, based on an investigation by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force that crack cocaine was being sold from that address. …

A Dunkirk man was taken into police custody Thursday after he was arrested on drug charges. Christian Maestre, 27, was arrested about 7 p.m. at a King Street residence on an outstanding City Court warrant charging him with one count each of criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal sale of a controlled substance. Maestre is accused of selling an unsp…

A Buffalo man who was convicted on drug charges was sentenced to time served by U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny. Troy Cooley, 54, already served 2 1/2 years in prison on his conviction for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Between June 2013 and F…

DUNKIRK -- Five people were arrested on various drug charges Friday following a police raid on an East 2nd Street residence, according to authorities. The Southern Tier Regional Task Force and Dunkirk police were issued a warrant to search 51 E. 2nd St., as well as several arrest warrants for individuals who were suspected of using the residence to sell crack cocaine, a…

A Lackawanna man could face 80 years in prison and a  $10 million fine when sentenced July 19 after pleading guilty to charges that he conspired with others to distribute crack cocaine at  Lackawanna's Gates community, a 127-unit public housing complex on O’Dell Avenue.. Waldemar Pabon, 29, appeared before U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny Wednesday and pleaded gui…

A Buffalo woman faces assault and drug charges after she was arrested Thursday following an alleged fight with another woman outside an apartment on Grove Street, according to City of Tonawanda police. Rebecca D. Nugent, 22, a resident of Fulton Street, was charged with assault, harassment and criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to City of Tonawanda…

A federal grand jury Friday returned an indictment charging a Town of Tonawanda man of possessing at least 28 grams of crack cocaine and fentanyl with intent to distribute the illicit drugs. Michael Elder, 36, of Edgewood Avenue also was charged with maintaining a drug-involved premises. The charges carry a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison or a maximum…