buffalo man sentenced to 10 years for drug trafficking
BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Ramone Perry, 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 10 years in prison and eight years supervised release by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Clare Kane, who handled the case, stated that the defendant was arrested after being intercepted over New York State wiretaps arranging for the purchase of cocaine from Wallace Peace and others. 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. Wallace Peace is currently awaiting trial on drug and gun charges.
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 Daniel Derenda, Commissioner.