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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Buffalo Man Sentenced On Cocaine Charges

CONTACT:       Barbara Burns  
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Jose R. Ramos, 36, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of attempted possession with intent to distribute cocaine, was sentenced to 30 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John M. Alsup, who handled the case, stated that on April 20, 2012, the defendant attempted to accept delivery of a package mailed form Puerto Rico that contained approximately 2.5 kilograms of cocaine. The package was delivered initially to an address in Niagara Falls, NY. Shortly after taking the package from the residence where it was delivered, Ramos was apprehended by agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Office and Special Agents of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Boston Division, under the direction of Inspector in Charge, Shelly A. Binkowski.

Updated January 22, 2015