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10th street member sentenced on drug charges

December 6, 2013

        BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Ben Medina, 25, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of conspiracy to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, cocaine and marijuana, was sentenced to 46 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph M. Tripi, who handled the case, stated that the defendant was a member of the 10th Street Gang. Between 2004 and July 2010, Medina along with other members and associates of the 10th Street Gang distributed illegal narcotics, including crack cocaine, cocaine and marijuana, on the West Side of Buffalo. 

To date 26 members and associates of the 10th Street Gang have been convicted in connection with the investigation which began in 2009. 

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Investigators of the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Michael Cerretto, the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commission Daniel Derenda, and Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian P. Boetig.





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