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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 17, 2021

Buffalo Man Going To Prison For More Than 14 Years On Drug And Gun Charges

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Dijon Harris, 54, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possessing with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking activity, was sentenced to serve 175 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura A. Higgins, who handled the case, stated that on September 5, 2014, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence on Hewitt Avenue in Buffalo. They recovered crack cocaine; heroin; $120,485.00 in United States currency; four firearms; ammunition; and assorted drug paraphernalia including a grinder, two digital scales, razors, scissors, spoons, plastic straws, and packaging materials.  The cash, firearms, ammunition, and a 2011 Lincoln MKX SUV were forfeited to the United States.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Stephen Belongia, and the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Timothy Howard.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated May 17, 2021