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A Buffalo man who was caught with hundreds of dollars in fake money was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison. Damaricus Worthy, 21, of Butler St.  was convicted on charges of attempted criminal possession of a forged instrument and unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle. State police pulled Worthy  on the Kensington Expressway in December. Dur…

A Buffalo man was sentenced Wednesday in Erie County Court to six years in prison for selling heroin. Joell Brown pleaded guilty in September to two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance, but his sentencing was adjourned to allow him time to recover from a gunshot wound, according to the Erie County District Attorney's office. Authorities said that on two…

A Buffalo man faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine following his guilty plea Thursday to drug charges. Julio Cesar Sanchez, 47, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara to conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute and distributing cocaine, officials said. In March 2015, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency exe…

A Dunkirk man who was convicted on drug and weapon possession charges was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to 8 years and 1 month in prison. David Jesus Pagan, 40, was convicted of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Pagan and co-defendant Rafael Burgos were the …

A Williamsville man who used family members as drug couriers to distribute cocaine was sentenced to 25 years in prison and 10 years supervised release following his conviction on drug charges. Jack Reid III, 49, also was ordered to forfeit $1 million and two properties in Williamsville and Amherst. Beginning in 1990 through April, 2012, Reid used members of his famil…

A Buffalo man was sentenced  to 63 months in prison for his role in a scheme to accept cocaine inside a LEGO box. Alexis Javier Centeno-Baez, 22, was convicted to conspiracy to posses with intent to distribute 500 grams or more cocaine and attempt to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, following a jury trial. The U.S. Postal Inspection Ser…

A Buffalo man  convicted on a cocaine possession charge was sentenced Thursday to 84 months in prison. Reginald Brown, 49, previously pleaded guilty to a charge of cocaine possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine. Brown sold about 13 grams of cocaine to a confidential informant who was working with the FBI in November, according to the U.S. At…

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A Buffalo woman who was involved in an interstate heroin operation was sentenced Wednesday to time served on a conviction of conspiracy to distribute heroin. Jeannette Knightner, 35, last spring pleaded guilty   before U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin within 1,000 feet of public housing authority property. …

A Lackawanna man  was sentenced Wednesday to 27 months in prison for bank robbery. Ronald A. McCarter Jr., 25, was convicted in the Oct. 29, 2015, robbery of the Key Bank on Broadway Avenue in Lancaster. McCarter entered the bank and approached a teller and passed a note demanding cash and cautioned not to make any sudden movements, according to Assistant U.S. Attorn…

A Buffalo man whose drunken driving caused serious injury to two passengers pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of  second- degree vehicular assault. Brian Lee, 21,  was speeding  on Ogden Street in the vicinity of Broadway 2 a.m. on June 24, 2016 when he lost control of his car, which went onto railroad tracks and crashed. Ashley Kollander, 21, of Cheektowaga and T…