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Cheektowaga man sentenced on drug charge

STAFF REPORTS


BUFFALO -- Justin Griffin, 28, of Cheektowaga, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, cocaine, was sentenced to 24 months Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael P. Felicetta, who handled the case, stated that on four occasions in August and September of 2016, the defendant sold cocaine to a confidential source. On September 21, 2016, DEA agents executed a search warrant at 2067 Broadway Avenue (upper) in the Town of Cheektowaga. Griffin was located inside the apartment in the possession of three cellphones. A plastic bag with cocaine residue was located inside a closet of the apartment. One of the three cellphones in the defendant’s possession matched the phone number used by Griffin to set up the undercover sales he made with the confidential source.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Division, and the Cheektowaga Police Department, under the direction of Chief David Zack.