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

Friday, May 3, 2019

Buffalo Man Sentenced To Nearly Six Years In Prison For Selling Crack Cocaine

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Derrick Washington, 41, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, was sentenced to serve 70 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul C. Parisi, who handled the case, stated that between January 2018 and February 14, 2018, the defendant conspired with others to sell crack cocaine. On four separate occasions during that time, Washington sold crack cocaine to an individual working with the Drug Enforcement Administration.

On February 14, 2018, investigators executed a federal search warrant at 1502 Niagara Street and seized suspected crack cocaine, two digital scales, and a SKS rifle.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division, the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Byron Lockwood, and the Cheektowaga Police Department, under the direction of Chief David Zack. 

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Drug Trafficking
Updated May 3, 2019