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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Western District of New York

www.justice.gov/usao/nyw

For Immediate Release

June 7, 2013

William J. Hochul, Jr., United States Attorney

Contact: Barbara Burns
(716) 843-5817
barbara.burns@usdoj.gov

Niagara Falls Man Sentenced for Drug Possession

BUFFALO, N.Y. — U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Octavius Miller, 32, of Niagara Falls, New York, was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge William M. Skretny to 7 years imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for his conviction of Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base (crack).

Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert C. Moscati said that during the execution of a search warrant in December 2010, law enforcement officers found Miller to be in possession of approximately 123 grams of cocaine base, or crack, in his residence on Cleveland Avenue in Niagara Falls, New York. Miller admitted during his plea proceedings that he possessed the crack with the intent to sell it and that he had done so on numerous occasions before and after these drugs were seized.

The plea was the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Niagara Falls Police Department, under the direction of Superintendent Bryan DalPorto, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Joseph A. Anarumo, and the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian R. Crowell, New York Field Division.

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