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Buffalo man previously convicted on State murder charge sentenced on federal heroin charge

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BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Jeffrey Brown, 43, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribute, 100 grams or more of heroin, was sentenced to serve 120 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Adler, who handled the case, stated that on November 17, 2016, law enforcement officers conducting a drug investigation arrested the defendant when he arrived at a pre-arraigned location to conduct a drug transaction. As Brown was being taken into custody, he dropped a bag of heroin. Subsequent investigation determined that the defendant had previously purchased 700 grams of heroin.

In January 2018, Brown pleaded guilty to Manslaughter in the 1st Degree in New York State Court and is awaiting sentencing on that conviction.

Today’s 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, the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Byron Lockwood, and the Cheektowaga Police Department, under the direction of Chief David Zack.