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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Perry Housing Projects Drug Trafficker Sentenced

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Dallas McLamore, 30, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of crack cocaine within 1000 feet of the Perry Housing Projects, was sentenced to 135 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.
 
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Timothy C. Lynch and Michael J. Adler, who handled the prosecution, stated that the defendant was part of a narcotics trafficking ring headed by Tyshawn Bradley that operated primarily in the Perry Housing Projects in Buffalo. Bradley’s organization maintained several apartments on the grounds of the projects, operated by the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority, where members of Bradley’s organization, including the defendant, sold crack cocaine on a daily basis.
 
The defendant was arrested along with nine others on April 3, 2013 following the execution of search warrants at several locations in the City of Buffalo and Cheektowaga, including at 124 Fulton Street and 305 Perry Street, which are located at the Perry Housing Projects. During the searches at the Perry Housing Projects, officers recovered over 300 grams of crack cocaine and 700 grams of powered cocaine as well as a sawed-off, 9mm semiautomatic rifle.
 
To date, all 10 defendants have been convicted.
 
Today’s sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Adam S. Cohen. The task force includes representatives of the Amherst Police Department, the Buffalo Police Department the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Erie County Sheriff’s Department, the Hamburg Police Department, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Police, the New York State Police, the Town of Tonawanda Police Department, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Enforcement & Removal Operations. Additional assistance was provided by the Drug Enforcement Administration; U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the United States Marshal Service, the Lackawanna Police Department, and the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department.

Updated May 13, 2016