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

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Buffalo Man Sentenced On Drug 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 Nicholas Gaskin, 27, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of crack cocaine, was sentenced to 12 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

Assistant U.S. George C. Burgasser, who handled the case, stated that between April 2012 and May 12, 2012, the defendant sold crack cocaine to an undercover police officer on several occasions in the City of Buffalo.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Safe Streets Task Force and the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Daniel Derenda.

Updated January 23, 2015