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

Friday, February 1, 2019

Buffalo Man Going To Prison For Selling Cocaine

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Charles E. Woods, 41, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, was sentenced to 85 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Patricia Astorga, who handled the case, stated that between October 19, 2017, and January 17, 2018, the defendant distribute crack cocaine and cocaine to an individual working with the Drug Enforcement Administration. 

On January 17, 2018, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the Woods’ residence in Buffalo. Officers seized a quantity of cocaine, $9,860 in drug proceeds, and a digital scale.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division.
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Drug Trafficking
Updated February 1, 2019