A 44-year-old Buffalo man was arrested today on federal marijuana trafficking charges and is being held pending further court proceedings next week.
U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. said Keith Goss who allegedly used a Fillmore Avenue address as a dropoff point for shipments of marijuana from Tucson, Arizona, was charged with criminal conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
Federal Prosecutor Thomas S. Duszkiewicz who is handling the case said Goss was arrested based on the delivery of a 315 pound shipment of marijuana to his dropoff point Wednesday. That shipment is valued at more than $250,000 and Goss faces a minimum 10-year prison term and $10 million fine if convicted.
The investigation of Goss was headed by agents of the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration working with Town of Tonawanda police and DEA agents in Arizona.