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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 27, 2015

Two Lackawanna Residents Arrested And Charged With Drug Charges

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Susan Dietrich, 52, and James Duncan, 50, both of Lackawanna, NY, were arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine, and hydrocone and maintaining a premises for drug trafficking. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John M. Alsup, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, Lackawanna Police executed a search warrant at the residence of the defendants on Roland Avenue. Officers recovered methamphetamine, cocaine, hydrocodone, and approximately 50,000 in United States currency.

The defendants made an initial appearance this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder, Jr. Duncan is detained pending.

The criminal complaint 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 Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Division.

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Updated March 2, 2015