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Lackawanna Man Going To Prison For Selling Cocaine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

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

Buffalo, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Grant Easley, 33, of Lackawanna, NY, who was convicted of possessing with intent to distribute and distributing crack cocaine, was sentenced to serve 40 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth T. Molisani, who handled the case, stated that the Hamburg and Lackawanna Police Departments, and the Drug Enforcement Administration began investigating the narcotics trafficking activities of the defendant in July 2018. During the course of the investigation, officers conducted a total of five controlled purchases of cocaine and/or crack cocaine from Easley between July 13 and August 21, 2018.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Lackawanna Police Department, under the direction of Chief James Michel; the Hamburg Police Department, under the direction of Chief Gregory Wickett; and the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division.

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Updated July 16, 2019

Drug Trafficking