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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of New York

For Immediate Release

Friday, May 22, 2015
William J. Hochul, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Barbara Burns

Buffalo Man Sentenced for Firearm Possession

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Keith Mixon, 23, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, was sentenced to five years in prison by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Wei Xiang, who handled the case, stated that on April 14, 2013, Buffalo Police responded to a call for an individual brandishing a gun at a party at a residence on Newburgh Avenue. When officers arrived, Mixon had 19 packets of methylone, a controlled substance sometimes known as bath salts. Officers later found a .40 caliber Glock handgun, the gun that the defendant was brandishing.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Daniel Derenda and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Delano A. Reid, New York Field Division.

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