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

Friday, January 27, 2017

Kenmore Man Sentenced On Meth Charge

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.- Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that John McNeill, 57, of Kenmore, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, was sentenced to 57 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas S. Duskiewicz, who handled the case, stated that the defendant, the former owner of Mixology Bar on Forest Avenue in Buffalo, received large shipments of methamphetamine from a source of supply in San Diego, CA. A package was intercepted by law enforcement officers on September 5, 2014, and a controlled delivery was made to McNeill’s Kenmore residence. The package contained ¼ kilogram of methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $38,000.     

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, the Cheektowaga Police Department, under the direction of Chief David Zack, and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Police, under the direction of Chief George Gast. 

Updated January 27, 2017