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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Buffalo Man Sentenced In Narcotics Conspiracy

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that William Padovani, 37, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of narcotics conspiracy, was sentenced to 60 months in prison by Senior U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brendan T. Cullinane, who handled the case, stated that in November 2014, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service intercepted a package shipped from Puerto Rico to an address in Buffalo. A search warrant was executed on the package, which contained cocaine and heroin packaged inside coffee grounds. After removing the controlled substances, the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted a controlled delivery of the package. During the delivery, the defendant arrived at the address and placed the package inside of his car. After he began to drive away, Padovani was arrested.   

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Division, and the United States Postal Inspection Service, under the direction of Inspector-in-Charge Shelly Binkowski.

Updated January 29, 2018