BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Tonawanda man has been convicted of playing a role in a drug trafficking conspiracy. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 42-year-old Anthony Bishop alerted the Drug Enforcement Administration about the drug trafficking of 50 kilograms a month from Chicago to Buffalo. During the investigation, it was determined Bishop was a part of the conspiracy.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Bishop made the initial call to law enforcement to remove possible competitors. Seven other people have been arrested and convicted. They have not yet been sentenced.
During the investigation, agents seized more than $550,000 in cash, approximately two kilos of cocaine, other drug paraphernalia, four weapons, and a Ford Mustang.
Bishop was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine. Because Bishop is a prior drug felon, he faces a mandatory minimum of 20 years in prison, a maximum of life and a $20,000,000 fine. He will learn his sentence in US District Court in February.
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