Drug Enforcement Administration

New York

Acting Special Agent in Charge Keith Kruskall , Special Agent in Charge

October 18, 2018

Contact: Erin Mulvey

Phone Number: (212) 337-3900

Brooklyn man sentenced for selling cocaine

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Acting Special Agent in Charge Keith Kruskall, New York Division, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Gilbert Guzman, 42, of Brooklyn, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, cocaine, was sentenced to three years probation by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, cocaine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan A. Tokash, who handled the case, stated that between May 2017 and Oct. 18, 2017, the defendant conspired with co-defendants Stevie Alejandro, Aaron Hill, Cleophus Dentmond, and Catherine Ramos, and others, to distribute cocaine in the Lovejoy District. 

On Aug. 16, 2017, Guzman sold cocaine to an undercover police officer. Stevie Alejandro, who operated the Barberians Barber Shop at 1132 East Lovejoy Street, which is located directly across from Buffalo Public School #43, the Lovejoy Discovery School, provided the defendant with the cocaine for this transaction.

All five defendants have been convicted in this case.   

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the DEA Buffalo Resident Office; the Buffalo Police Department; the Cheektowaga Police Department; and the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.

 

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