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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Monday, October 27, 2014
William J. Hochul, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Barbara Burns

Buffalo Man Sentenced on Drug Charges

Buffalo, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr., announced today that Jerome C. Crosby, 58 of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute cocaine, was sentenced to 77 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara. The defendant will also forfeit $58,328 in United States currency, proceeds of the narcotics trafficking.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Clare Kane, who handled the case, stated that between January 2008 and July 29, 2008, the defendant conspired with others to supply kilogram quantities of cocaine that he obtained in New York City to Wallace Peace and others. The cocaine was then distributed in the Central Park area of Buffalo.

Crosby was one of 31 defendants arrested and convicted in this case. He is the 29th defendant to be sentenced.

The plea is the culmination of an investigation by the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Daniel Derenda, the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Division, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge James S. Higgins, New York Field Division.

New York Field Division