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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Lackawanna Man Sentenced On Cocaine Charge

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Shavon Royal, 21, of Lackawanna, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, cocaine base within 1,000 feet of public housing property, was sentenced to time-served (14 months) by Senior U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny. 

  Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward H. White, who handled the case, stated that on May 30, 2014, the defendant sold approximately three grams of crack cocaine to a confidential informant working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. On August 25, 2014, Royal sold approximately two grams of crack cocaine to a confidential informant working with officers of the Lackawanna Police Department. The sale occurred within 1,000 feet of the Gates Housing Projects in Lackawanna.    

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Adam S. Cohen, and the Lackawanna Police Department, under the direction of Chief James L. Michel.

Updated July 1, 2016