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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty To Cocaine Charge

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051
 
Buffalo, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Damone Robertson-Burts, 35, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, cocaine, and maintaining a drug-involved premises before Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. 


Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura A. Higgins, who is handling the case, stated that on August 10, 2017, officers executed a federal search warrant at the defendant’s residence at 57 Roosevelt Avenue, after previously making three controlled buys of cocaine from the defendant. During the execution of the search warrant, officers recovered two packages of powder cocaine, $3,978 in cash, two digital scales with cocaine residue, a sifter with cocaine residue, and assorted ammunition.          


            The plea is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge James J. Hunt.
Sentencing is scheduled for May 7, 2018 before Judge Skretny.

Updated January 26, 2018