Due to the lapse in appropriations, Department of Justice websites will not be regularly updated. The Department’s essential law enforcement and national security functions will continue. Please refer to the Department of Justice’s contingency plan for more information.

You are here

Justice News

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

Monday, October 20, 2014

Lackawanna Man Sentenced on to Drug Charges


BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Kenneth Sweat, 26, of Lackawanna, N.Y., who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute and distribute crack cocaine, was sentenced to 27 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John M. Alsup, who handled the case, stated that on February 18, 2013 and February 25, 2013, the defendant sold 36 grams of crack cocaine to a confidential source working with the Drug Enforcement Administration and Lackawanna Police. 

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by the Lackawanna Police Department, under the direction of Chief James Michel, and the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of James J. Hunt, Acting Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Division.
Updated November 19, 2014