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November 6, 2015

Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge

BUFFALO, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Jason Hill, 34, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, 500 grams or more of cocaine before Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny. The charge carries a mandatory minimum 10 years in prison, a maximum of life, and a fine of $8,000,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward H. White, who is handling the case, stated that between September 2014 and December 9, 2014, the defendant obtained large quantities of cocaine from one individual, and then sold the cocaine to another individual.

The plea is the result of culmination of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Adam S. Cohen, Special Agent in Charge.

Sentencing is scheduled for March 11, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. before Judge Skretny.

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