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Commentary: Ratcheting up the ‘war on drugs’

The Trump administration’s first budget is big on public safety. The budget includes $27.7 billion for the Justice Department, including what the White House calls “critical law enforcement, public safety and immigration enforcement programs and activities.” President Trump is asking ...

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A drug dealer got a life sentence and was devastated. So was the judge who sentenced him.

When Evans Ray Jr. stood in a federal courtroom in 2007 after arranging a drug sale, a judge explained, at length, that he didn’t want to hand down the mandatory life sentence required by law. “It is my desire not ...

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Obama commutes 330 drug sentences

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama cut short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes on Thursday, bringing his bid to correct what he’s called a systematic injustice to a climactic close. With his final offer of clemency, Obama ...

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Buffalo man sentenced on drug charges

A Buffalo man was sentenced to 24 months of probation after being convicted of obtaining and possessing a controlled substance by fraud. U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. said Christopher Gorzynski, 26, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard J. ...

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Buffalo probationary officer arrested

James Hamilton Sr., 29, of Buffalo, has been arrested on a variety of drug charges. U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. said Hamilton is charged with possession with intent to distribute and distribution of marijuana; manufacturing and possession with intent ...

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Geneseo man sentenced on federal drug charges

Michael Mettler, 45, of Geneseo, Livingston County, has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer to five years in prison for manufacturing 100 or more plants of marijuana.

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