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Lackawanna man sentenced on drug, informant retaliation charges

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Lackawanna man has been sentenced to 24 months in prison for drug and retaliation charges. 

Sharon Thompson, 26, of Lackawanna, was convicted of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a public housing property and conspiracy to retaliate against an informant. 

According to the assistant U.S. attorney handling the case, Thompson sold crack cocaine to a confidential informant working with the Lackawanna Police Department in May 2014. 

In Oct. 2014, Thompson and another person assaulted another individual who they thought was cooperating with law enforcement. They also stole cash and a cell phone from the victim, who was unconscious. 

Thompson is one of 18 people arrested and convicted in a large-scale drug trafficking ring that operated in and around the Gates Housing Project. 

 


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