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Tonawanda man sentenced on felony drug charges

STAFF REPORTS

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that a federal jury convicted Michael Elder, 38, of Tonawanda, NY, who was convicted following a jury trial of possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, butyryl fentanyl, and furanyl fentanyl, and maintaining a drug-involved premises, was sentenced to serve 210 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Brendan T. Cullinane and Seth T. Molisani, who handled the prosecution of the case, stated that on November 3, 2016, the United States Probation Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration searched the defendant’s residence at 143 Edgewood Avenue in Tonawanda. Officers recovered crack cocaine, fentanyl, drug presses, and other drug paraphernalia. At that time, Elder was on federal supervised release for a previous bank robbery conviction.

Today’s sentencing is the result of an investigation by the United States Probation Department, under the direction of Chief Probation Officer Anthony SanGiacomo, and the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Division.