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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 19, 2015

Three Men Sentenced On Drug Charges

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
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BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Eric J. Humphrey, 36, of Amherst, NY, his father, John E. Humphrey, Jr., 55, of Buffalo, NY, and Anthony Taylor, 53, of Amherst, NY, who were convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute various quantities of cocaine and crack cocaine, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. Eric Humphrey was sentenced to 60 months in prison, John Humphrey 12 months and Anthony was sentenced to time served (22 months).

Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas S. Duszkiewicz, who handled the case, stated that the defendants were arrested along with Charles M. Humphrey, Jr. and James Humphrey, Jr. in February 2010 on charges involving the possession and sale of cocaine and crack cocaine in the Buffalo area.

Items seized during the execution of search warrants executed at the time of their arrests included quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana, supplies used in the packagaing of cocaine and crack cocaine, $153,000 in cash, ammunition and three vehicles. 

The investigation resulted in the liquor license revocation of “The Good Life,” a Bailey Avenue sports bar owned by Eric Humphrey.

Charles M. Humphrey, Jr. and James Humphrey, Jr. have also been convicted and are awaiting sentencing.

The sentencings are the culmination of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge James J. hunt, New York Field Division, the Buffalo Police Department, udner the direction of Commissioner Daniel Derenda, and the Erie County District Attorney’s Office, under the direction of District Attorney Frank A. Sedita. Additioanl assistance was provided by the Amherst Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force.

Updated June 19, 2015