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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 19, 2013

Buffalo Gang Members Plead Guilty to Cocaine Charges

 

         BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Tramell McGee, 30, who was convicted of conspiracy to trafficking cocaine, was sentenced to 60 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

            According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy C. Lynch, who handled the case, the defendant was a members of the "Camp Street Boys" which operated on Buffalo's East Side.  McGee was one of the leaders of the gang. The defendant and others distributed the crack cocaine in the vicinity of Jefferson Avenue and Genesee Street in Buffalo.

            The defendant was arrested along with 10 others in June 2011, to date eight of the defendants have been convicted.

            “This represents the second gang member convicted in Federal Court this week,” said U.S. Attorney Hochul. “We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to remove all such criminals from the streets of our communities.”

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Safe Streets Task Force, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Brian P. Boetig and the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian R. Crowell, New York Field Division.