Buffalo man sentenced for drug trafficking
BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that David Long, 32, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, was sentenced to eight years in prison and four years supervised release by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.
Assistant United States Attorney Mary Clare Kane, who handled the case, stated that the defendant was intercepted over New York State wiretaps, on numerous occasions, arranging to acquire and purchase cocaine from Wallace Peace and other defendants. Search warrants executed during the investigation resulted in the seizure of 17 firearms, more than five kilograms of cocaine powder and in excess of 200 grams of crack cocaine.
Long was arrested along with 30 other defendants in July 2008. To date, 25 have been convicted.The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Brian R. Crowell, Special Agent in Charge, New York Region; Special Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Francis J. Christiano, Resident Agent in Charge; and Special Agents of the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Daniel Derenda.