Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Cocaine Trafficking
|U.S. Attorney’s Office November 18, 2010|
BUFFALO, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Anthony Frazier, 27, of Buffalo, New York, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to 17-and-a-half years in prison following his June 14, 2010 guilty plea to cocaine trafficking charges.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael L. McCabe, who handled the case, stated that Frazier was sentenced for conspiring to distribute over 15 kilograms of powder cocaine and over 500 grams of crack cocaine from late 2006 into 2009. He obtained the cocaine from senior members of the "31 Gang" and then distributed it to mid-level drug dealers throughout the City of Buffalo. On the day he was arrested, federal agents also found Frazier with a loaded nine-millimeter handgun.
Frazier was arrested along with 33 others during a takedown of the “31 Gang” in February 2009. To date, 19 of the defendants have been convicted.
Frazier's sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Safe Streets Task Force under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James H. Robertson, and the Buffalo Police Department under the direction of Commissioner Daniel Derenda.