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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 2, 2016

Lackawanna Man Sentenced On Drug Charges

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.-Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Jerry Rolon-Alvarez, 37, of Lackawanna, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and heroin, was sentenced to 18 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney George C. Burgasser, who handled the case, stated that on November 29, 2014, members of the Lackawanna and Buffalo Police Departments executed a search warrant at 47 Colton Avenue and found Rolon-Alvarez on a bed in the living room. During the search of a cabinet in the kitchen, officers found a large plastic bag containing suspected cocaine, and two plastic wraps containing suspected heroin. There was also a digital scale with heroin residue and a box containing green glassine envelopes located in Rolon-Alvarez’s jacket. Additionally, $2,280 in U.S. currency was seized from the defendant’s pocket. Rolon-Alvarez was arrested by the Lackawanna Police Department.

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, the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Daniel Derenda, and the Lackawanna Police Department, under the direction of Chief James L. Michel.

Updated December 5, 2016