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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 22, 2013

buffalo woman sentenced on drug charges

        BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Tracy D. Anderson, 41, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of attempting to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, cocaine, was sentenced to 30 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Richard J, Arcara. 

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Timothy C. Lynch and Frank T. Pimintel, who handled the case, stated that on August 8, 2012, the defendant accepted delivery of a package shipped from the U.S. Virgin Islands that she believed contained cocaine. Prior to delivery, the actual cocaine had been seized by law enforcement officers and replaced with something of similar size, shape and weight. After being arrested, Anderson admitted that she agreed to accept delivery of the package in exchange for $200.00.     

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the United States Postal Inspection Service, under the direction of Inspector in Charge Kevin Niland of the Boston Division and the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Brian R. Crowell, Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Division.