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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Buffalo Man Sentenced On Cocaine 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 Dana Washington, 36, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, crack cocaine, was sentenced to 77 months in prison by U.S District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Adler, who is handling the case, stated that in January 2013, the defendant sold a half ounce of crack cocaine to a confidential source (CS) working with the Drug Enforcement Administration near Kensington and Fillmore Avenues in Buffalo. Washington sold a second quantity of cocaine to the CS in February of 2013 at William Street and Michigan Avenue in Buffalo.
   
The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Division.

Updated May 23, 2016