Buffalo Man Sentenced on Drug Charges
BUFFALO, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Rudell Jackson, 26, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, was sentenced to 60 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny. The defendant was also ordered to pay restitution totaling $1,600.
Assistant U.S. George C. Burgasser, who handled the case, stated that between August 2012 and March 27, 2013, the defendant conspired with others to distribute crack cocaine in the City of Buffalo. Jackson met his co-conspirators at various locations including the Big Bosch Food Market at Jefferson and Carlton Streets and the McDonald’s Restaurant at Bailey Avenue and Genesee Street. In addition, the defendant sold crack cocaine to an undercover officer on four occasions in September and October of 2012.
The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Safe Streets Task Force and the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Daniel Derenda.