Ramone Perry, 32, of Buffalo, on Friday was ordered by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to serve 10 years in federal prison and then face eight years of post-release supervision on a conviction for cocaine distribution.
U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul,Jr. said Perry was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.
Perry was arrested after being intercepted on wiretaps arranging cocaine purchases. Search warrants executed during the Perry investigation resulted in the seizure of 17 firearms, more than five kilograms of cocaine powder and more than 200 grams of crack cocaine, Hochul said.
An alleged associate of Perry is still facing trial on drug and gun charges