BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announces that Dana Washington, 36, of Buffalo, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, crack cocaine. The charge carries a maximum of 30 years in prison and a $2,000,000 fine.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Adler, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, in January 2013, the defendant sold a half ounce of crack cocaine to a confidential source (CS) working with the Drug Enforcement Administration near Kensington and Fillmore Avenues in Buffalo. The complaint further states that Washington sold a second quantity of cocaine to the CS in February of 2013 at William Street and Michigan Avenue in Buffalo.
The defendant made an initial appearance today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott. He is being detained pending a detention hearing.
The complaint is the culmination of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Division.