October 18, 2018
Contact: Erin Mulvey
Phone Number: (212) 337-3900
Dunkirk 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 Michael Pacheco, aka Michael Dominguez, 27, of Dunkirk, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of, 500 grams or more cocaine, was sentenced to serve 18 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan A. Tokash, who handled the case, stated that between July 2016 and May 2, 2017, the defendant conspired with co-defendant Fred Santiago to distribute kilogram quantities of cocaine in and around the Western District of New York. Pacheco obtained cocaine from Santiago for sale and distribution to others.
During the time of the conspiracy, the defendant made at least two undercover drug sales to law enforcement officers on April 19, 2017 and April 26, 2017. On May 2, 2017, Pacheco was arrested and found with cocaine on his person, which was intended for sale.
The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force; the DEA Buffalo Resident Office; the Evans Police Department; the Dunkirk Police Department; and the Chautauqua County Drug Task Force.
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