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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 8, 2018

Lackawanna Man Sentenced On Drug Charge

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that James R. Duncan, 52, of Lackawanna, NY, who was convicted of conspiring to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, was sentenced to 165 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brendan T. Cullinane, who handled the case, stated that Lackawanna Police executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence on Roland Avenue. Officers recovered methamphetamine, cocaine, hydrocodone, and approximately $53,000 in United States currency.

A co-defendant, Susan Dietrich, has also been convicted.

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

Updated March 9, 2018