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Buffalo Man Arrested Following Traffic Accident On Drug And Gun Charge Going To Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y.- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Jarmaine Dunbar, 44, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, was sentenced to serve 72 months in prison by U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Douglas A. C. Penrose and David J. Rudroff, who handled the case, stated that on October 10, 2020, the defendant was involved in a traffic accident at Leroy Avenue and Holden Street in Buffalo. When officers arrived on the scene, they observed a loaded, semi-automatic pistol on the front passenger seat of Dunbar’s car. When patting down the defendant, officers also retrieved a plastic bag containing cocaine.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Byron Lockwood and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge John B. Devito, New York Field Division.

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Updated July 15, 2021

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses