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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 Angel Gonzalez, 39, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, was sentenced to time served (29 months) by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

Assistant U.S. Attorney George C. Burgasser, who handled the case, stated that between 2006 and December 2010, the defendant conspired with two co‐defendants to possess  and  distribute  cocaine  in  Buffalo.  The  defendants  stored  cocaine  and  the proceeds  of  drug  sales  at  Gonzalez’s  residence  on  Auburn  Avenue  in  Buffalo.  The defendant was paid for allowing the money and drugs to be stored at his residence.

The defendant was arrested in December 2012 along with Renwick Samuel, Mica Donadelle, Kevin Liburd, and James Phillips. All defendants have been convicted.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Safe Streets Task Force which includes representatives of the Amherst  Police Department; the Buffalo Police Department; U.S. Border Patrol, the Bureau   of   Alcohol,   Tobacco,   Firearms,   and   Explosives;   the   Cheektowaga   Police Department; the Erie County Sheriff’s Department; the Hamburg Police Department; the Lancaster Police Department; the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Police; the New York State Department of Correctional Services; the New York State Police; and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations.

Updated September 4, 2015