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BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Anthony Allee, 29, of Medina, NY, who was convicted of possessing with intent to distribute, and distributing, cocaine, and unlawful possession of a short-barreled shotgun in furtherance of drug trafficking, was sentenced to serve 150 months in prison by U.S. District Judge John J. Sinatra, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Justin G. Bish and Jeremiah E. Lenihan, who handled the case, stated that between April 2019 and July 22, 2019, the defendant and his wife, Tashira, used their Ridge Road residence in Medina, to store, sell, and use marijuana, hydrocodone, and cocaine. Anthony Allee also possessed various firearms in furtherance of his drug trafficking in order to protect himself, his drugs, and his drug proceeds.

On July 22, 2019, a state search warrant was executed at the residence. Investigators seized multiple firearms, ammunition, numerous articles of stolen property, approximately 73 grams of marijuana, 247 hydrocodone pills, cocaine residue located on a working digital scale with a razor blade, two additional digital scales, a vacuum sealer with bags, and knotted baggies.

Tashira Allee was previously convicted and sentenced to three years probation and 100 community service.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Randy Bower; Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Kevin Kelly; the Niagara County Drug Task Force, under the direction of Sheriff Michael Filicetti; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge James B. Devito; the New York State Police, under the direction of Major James Hall; and the Orleans County District Attorney’s Office, under the direction of District Attorney Joseph Cardone.

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