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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 3, 2015

Lackawanna Man Sentenced On Drug Charges

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
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BUFFALO, N.Y.—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Carvis McCutcheon, 35, of Lackawanna NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute crack cocaine, was sentenced to 46 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John M. Alsup, who handled the case, stated that the defendant conspired with others to sell crack cocaine in Lackawanna. In February 2013, McCutcheon sold crack cocaine on two occasions within 1000 feet of the Gates Public Housing Complex in the City of Lackawanna.

“Residents living in public housing projects, including those with families, children and the elderly, deserve the same safety and security as every American,” said U.S. Attorney Hochul. “Today’s sentencing makes it clear that law enforcement will not allow drug traffickers to contaminate these areas with their dangerous and often violent criminal endeavors.”

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of 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 August 4, 2015