Four Suspected Niagara Falls Gang Members Charged With Narcotics Conspiracy
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BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that four defendants have been charged by criminal complaint with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribute, heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. Named in the complaint are:
• Cameron Lee a/k/a Killer a/k/a Killer Cam, 28;
• Michael Pryor a/k/a Ikey, 25;
• Shawn Pryor a/k/a Ghost, 31; and
• Ahmadja Greene, 28, all of Niagara Falls, NY.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy C. Lynch, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, in January 2022, the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, Niagara Falls Police Department, and Niagara County Sheriff's Office began investigating a criminal street gang with ties to the “Crips,” operating in and around Niagara Falls and Rochester, NY. Lee, Michael Pryor, Shawn Pryor, and Greene were identified as members/associates of the Crips. The investigation revealed that the four defendants conspired to sell crack cocaine, fentanyl, and heroin. Between March and July 2022, investigators conducted seven controlled purchases from the defendants. In addition, between August and October 2022, investigators conducted six controlled purchases from Michael Pryor and between August and September 2022, they conducted three controlled purchases from Shawn Pryor. The investigation also determined that during the conspiracy, Michael Pryor and Shawn Pryor pistol whipped and beat a person believed to be involved in narcotics trafficking.
On October 13, 2022, a search warrant was executed Cameron Lee’s Orleans Avenue residence, during which investigators seized approximately 59 grams of suspected cocaine, approximately 78 grams of suspected heroin/fentanyl, jewelry, three cellular telephones, and approximately $19,000 in United States currency.
The complaint is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Michael Stansbury, the Niagara Falls Police Department, under the direction of Chief John Faso, and the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, under the direction of Sheriff Michael Filicetti.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
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