BUFFALO, N.Y.-( release)- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Jake Seright, 31, of Niagara Falls, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and eight years supervised released by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny after pleading guilty to distributing in excess of five grams of crack cocaine.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony M. Bruce, who handled the case, stated that Seright was arrested along with 23 others in March of 2009 and charged with trafficking in crack cocaine in Niagara Falls. The arrests concluded a long term investigation of many street gangs operating in Niagara Falls. Of those charged, 19 have entered guilty pleas. Seright is the eighth defendant to be sentenced.
“This is yet another example of our office working side by side with our federal and local law enforcement partners to remove dangerous drug dealers from the streets of our community,” said U.S. Attorney Hochul. “This was a serious narcotics trafficking operation in Niagara Falls and we will continue to track down and dismantle any organization that attempts to harm our neighborhoods with such criminal activity.”
The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by Narcotics Enforcement officers in the Niagara Falls Police Department under the direction of Superintendent John Chella, Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration under the direction of Resident Agent in Charge Dale Kasprzyk and Special Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms under the direction of Resident Agent in Charge Frank Christiano.