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Buffalo man going to prison on cocaine convictions in two separate cases

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Augustin Ramos, 42, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of attempt to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, in two separate cases, was sentenced to serve 96 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.  

Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy C. Lynch, who handled the case, stated that in June 2018, investigators intercepted a package mailed from Puerto Rico, which contained approximately 2,986 grams of cocaine. The content of the package was replaced with sham and a transmitter to alert law enforcement when the package was opened. On June 18, 2018, investigators conducted a controlled delivery of the package to the residence of a co-conspirator. After an individual at the address accepted the package, Ramos made arrangements to retrieve the package. In May 2021, Ramos pleaded guilty to attempt to possess with intent to distribute cocaine.

On April 18, 2022, while he was awaiting sentencing on the attempt to possess charge, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at Ramos’s Buffalo residence, and seized approximately two kilograms of cocaine.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, under the direction of Inspector in Charge Ketty Larco-Ward, Boston Division, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Scarpinato, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff John Garcia, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Miraglia.

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Barbara Burns


Updated December 20, 2023

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