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

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Buffalo Man Sentenced For Cocaine Conspiracy

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Charles Palmer, Sr., 51, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, five kilograms or more of cocaine, was sentenced to 12 years in prison by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank T. Pimentel, who handled the case, stated that between November 2010 and June 2011, Palmer conspired with others to distribute cocaine in the City of Buffalo. On May 20, 2011, June 2, 2011 and June 7, 2011, the defendant sold cocaine to a confidential source working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Palmer is the last of 11 defendants charged in the conspiracy to be convicted and sentenced.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Updated April 23, 2015