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Drug Enforcement Administration

New York

Raymond P. Donovan, Special Agent in Charge

April 06, 2021

Contact: Erin Mulvey

Phone Number: (212) 337-2906

Fredonia Man Going to Prison for Selling Crack Cocaine

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan, New York Division announced today that Nathaniel Gates, Jr, 47, of Fredonia, NY, who was convicted of possessing with intent to distribute, and distributing, 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, was sentenced to serve 84 months in prison by U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Seth T. Molisani and Charles E. Watkins, who handled the case, stated that in April 2015, the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and the DEA Buffalo Resident Office began investigating the drug trafficking activities of the defendant in Chautauqua County, NY. During the investigation, investigators made three controlled purchases of narcotics from Gates. Investigators also executed a search warrant at the defendant’s Brigham Road apartment in Fredonia and recovered illegal narcotics and items commonly used in drug distribution.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and the DEA Buffalo Resident Office.

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