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

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Charge

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Leroy Weston, 44, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possession with intent to distribute and to distribute crack cocaine before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life and a $10,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas S. Duszkiewicz, who is handling the case, stated that between January and December 2011, the defendant sold crack cocaine on multiple occasions to a confidential informant working for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). On December 1, 2015, Weston sold crack cocaine to a confidential source working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).    

The plea is the result of separate investigations by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Sentencing is scheduled for October 27, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. before Judge Arcara.

Updated July 24, 2015