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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

For Immediate Release

Thursday, September 27, 2018
Scott W. Brady
, United States Attorney

Buffalo Man Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Crack Cocaine in Western PA

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Buffalo, NY, has been sentenced in federal court to 72 months’ imprisonment on his conviction of conspiracy to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
 
United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on William Wilbon, age 26, of Buffalo, NY.
 
According to information presented to the Court, in 2015, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and other agencies joined forces in a long-term wiretap investigation of drug trafficking in New Castle, PA. The investigation revealed that William Wilbon conspired with others to possess with intent to distribute and distribute crack cocaine, which was transported from Buffalo, NY, to the New Castle, PA area for further distribution.
 
Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Fischer stated that the sentence was sufficient but not greater than necessary to fulfill the purposes of sentencing.
 
Assistant United States Attorney Tonya Sulia Goodman prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.
 
U.S. Attorney Brady commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the New Castle Police Department, and the Lawrence County Drug Task Force for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Wilbon.
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