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Niagara Falls man going to prison for five years on drug, gun charges

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BUFFALO -- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Milton Williams, Jr., 35, of Niagara Falls, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking activity, was sentenced to serve five years in prison by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura A. Higgins, who is handling the case, stated that on December 12, 2017, law enforcement officers executed a New York State search warrant at the defendant’s residence at 1364 Pierce Avenue in Niagara Falls. Officers recovered three loaded firearms and additional assorted rounds of ammunition. In addition, officers recovered marijuana and a large quantity of cocaine.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Niagara Falls Police Department, under the direction of Superintendent Thomas Licata, and the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division.

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