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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Buffalo Man Sentenced On Drug Charges

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
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BUFFALO, N.Y.—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Travis Birdsong, 35, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, was sentenced to 60 months by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

Assistant U.S. Attorney George C. Burgasser, who handled the case, stated that on June 5, 2013, Special Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration searched a vehicle that the defendant was in and seized a quantity of crack cocaine. Also on June 5, law enforcement officers searched the defendant’s residence and seized a quantity of cocaine and scales and packaging materials. In addition, a confidential informant purchased cocaine from Birdsong on two separate occasions.             

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

Updated December 17, 2014