A 32-year-old Lamario Mills, also referred to as Rio from Buffalo, NY, was accounted guilty for possessing 500 grams of cocaine to sell it to the natives. James P. Kennedy JR, US Attorney, and Ray Donovan, DEA Special Agent in charge of NY Divison, brought forward this scandal to the media. Under the orders of Richard J. Arcara, US District Judge, this man has been condemned to serve 8 ½ years of prison time.
The particular case was under two US Assistant Attorneys, Jeremiah Lenihan and Joshua Violanti. They stated that back in August 2018, an operation was carried out by investigators to track the drug trafficking activities of the defendant and his partners. Mills and his codefendants were doing their business in the area of 67 Townsend and 76 Townsend. From August 2018 to June 2019, the investigators under disguise dealt with the defendant and purchased 27 crack cocaine and 12 cocaine.
The Townsend Street drug trafficking leader, Mills, was convicted in June 2019 with nine other defendants. He was the supplier of crack cocaine, which was illegally dealt with under the organization’s name. A search warrant was carried out on June 18, 2019, at Mills’s residence in Delaware. The officers confiscated cocaine, marijuana, and utensils in which crack cocaine was prepared. Along with this, cash of $35,562.00 was also commandeered.
The operation was executed with the assistance of many district divisions. Few of which were the DEA Buffalo Resident Office, HSI, The NY State Police, and the Buffalo Police Department.