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BUFFALO, NY—U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced today that Jake Seright, 40, of Niagara Falls, NY, who was convicted of possessing with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl, was sentenced to serve 132 months in prison by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Misha A. Coulson, who handled the case, stated that on five separate occasions between October 2018 and June 2019, the defendant sold fentanyl and cocaine to an individual working with the Drug Enforcement Administration. At approximately 11:20 p.m. on August 5, 2019, a stop was conducted of the defendant’s vehicle, and Seright was arrested after a quantity of marijuana was discovered. The defendant was also in possession of approximately $500 in cash and $625 worth of money orders. On August 6, 2019, a search warrant was executed at Seright’s apartment on Zito Drive in Niagara Falls. Investigators recovered a digital scale, suspected cocaine and fentanyl, cutting agents, a kilogram press, and a vacuum sealer with bags.
The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division, and the Niagara Falls Police Department, under the direction of Superintendent Thomas Licata.
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