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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 8, 2018

Buffalo Man Sentenced On 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, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, cocaine, and maintaining a drug-involved premiseswas sentenced to serve 48 months in prison by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura A. Higgins, who handled 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 sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge James J. Hunt.

Updated June 11, 2018