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Buffalo Man Sentenced On Drug Charges

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 William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that James Humphrey, Jr., 41, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to distribute over 500 grams of cocaine, was sentenced to 30 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas S. Duszkiewicz, who is handling the case, stated that the defendant, along with co-defendants, distributed multiple quantities of cocaine between 2009 and January 2010. Humphrey traveled to Ohio to obtain quantities of cocaine for distribution. The defendant was arrested along with four others. All five defendants have now been convicted. 

Items seized during the execution of search warrants executed at the time of the arrests of the defendants included quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana, supplies used in the packaging of cocaine and crack cocaine, $153,000 in cash, ammunition and three vehicles. 

The investigation resulted in the liquor license revocation of “The Good Life,” a Bailey Avenue sports bar. 

The sentencing is the culmination of any investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Division.

Updated August 27, 2015