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Buffalo Man Indicted On Multiple Cocaine Charges

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 a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Kasan Alkafi, 39, of Buffalo, NY, with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, maintaining a drug-involved premises, and possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, cocaine. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and a $1,000,000 fine. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin G. Bish, who is handling the case, stated that according to the indictment, between July 2016 and November 3, 2017, the defendant conspired with others to sell cocaine in the Buffalo area. During the course of the conspiracy, Alkafi used 13 Minton and 592 Genesee Streets in Buffalo for drug trafficking purposes. 

The defendant was arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer and released on conditions.

The indictment is result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan; the Erie County Sheriff’s office, under the direction of Sheriff Timothy Howard; and the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Byron Lockwood.

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Updated November 7, 2019

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