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Buffalo man sentenced on drug and gun charges

STAFF REPORTS


BUFFALO -- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Shawn Incornaia, 31, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking activity and possession with intent to distribute heroin, was sentenced to 41 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Patricia Astorga, who handled the case, stated that on March 5, 2015, the Buffalo Police Department executed a search warrant at the defendant’s Herkimer Street residence. During the search, officers recovered four firearms, 12 grams of heroin, drug paraphernalia, and a $1,000 in cash. Incorvaia was arrested at the scene.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Byron Lockwood, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ashan Benedict.