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Twenty accused of selling drugs at Lackawanna housing project

Posted at 1:11 PM, Dec 09, 2014
and last updated 2015-12-04 13:11:25-05

Twenty people have been arrested and charged with selling drugs out of a housing facility in the City of Lackawanna.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced the following people have been indicted on charges of selling crack cocaine at the Gates Housing Project, which is owned and operated by the Lackawanna Municipal Housing Authority:

  • Jeffrey Graham, 29, of Buffalo
  • Rueben Fears, 31, of Lackawanna
  • Craig Eldridge, 25, of Lackawanna
  • Terry Williams, 32, of Cheektowaga
  • Sharon Thompson, 22, of Lackawanna
  • Laron Thompson, 28, of Buffalo
  • James Sullivan, 26, of Buffalo
  • Charisma Royster, 24, of Buffalo
  • Shavon Royal, 20, of Lackawanna
  • Reginald Royal, Jr., 22, of Lackawanna
  • Charles Rose, 35, of Lackawanna
  • Derrick Patterson, 39, of Lackawanna
  • Waldemar Pabon, 27, of Buffalo
  • Theodore Hines, 29, of Lackawanna
  • Laferald Hines, 25, of Tonawanda
  • Tarrell Hendrix, 31, of Lackawanna
  • Thomas Hakeem, 68, of Lackawanna
  • Edward Green, 28, of Lackawanna
  • Jeanette Knightner, 32, of Buffalo
  • Reginald Royal, Sr., 43, of Kenmore

All 20 are facing charges of conspiracy, possession with intent to distribute and distribution of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of public housing property, and possession with intent to distribute and distribution of crack cocaine. The various charges have penalties that include a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life.