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BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Jermaine Ellison, 33, of Niagara Falls, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, was sentenced to serve 82 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremiah Lenihan, who handled the case, stated that between November 2015 and January 26, 2017, the defendant conspired with his wife, Tasheka Stalling, to distribute cocaine base. During a portion of the time period of the conspiracy, as of August 2016 the defendant was serving a sentence of imprisonment for a New York State drug charge. While in prison, he communicated with his wife to continue the narcotics distribution.
Tasheka Stalling was previously convicted and is awaiting sentencing.
The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Acting Special Agent-in-Charge Robert Guyton; the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Acting Sheriff Michael Filicetti; the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Edward Kennedy; and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA), under the direction of Chief George Gast.
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