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

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Buffalo Man Sentenced for Distributing Crack Cocaine


BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Isaiah Washington, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of distribution of crack cocaine, was sentenced to 46 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank T. Pimintel, who handled the case, stated that the defendant was arrested along with Mashi Phillips and Rayshawn Minter in March 2013. The defendants distributed quantities of cocaine in parts of Buffalo including French Street and Box and Glenwood Avenues. Between November 2012 and March 2013, the defendants each sold cocaine or crack cocaine.

Rayshawn Minter was sentenced to 100 months in prison in August 2014. Mashi Phillips will be sentenced on February 2, 2015.

The sentencing is result of an investigation by Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Division, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Daniel Derenda.



Updated November 19, 2014