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Buffalo Man Sentenced For Cocaine Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Wa1demar Martinez, a/k/a Crazy, 44, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, was sentenced to serve five years in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Meghan Leydecker and Charles J. Volkert, Jr., who handled the case, stated that between December 2015 and June 7, 2016, the defendant conspired with others to distribute over 500 grams of cocaine in the Buffalo area. Martinez used a residence at 275 Tonawanda Street in furtherance of his drug trafficking activities. On June 7, 2016, the defendant sold cocaine to an individual working with the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division, and the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Byron Lockwood.

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Updated September 10, 2020

Drug Trafficking