Modified: May 19, 2017 8:32pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 24-year-old Phillip Jackson of Buffalo has pleaded guilty before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller to Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and violating the terms of his probation.
In February, defendant was sentenced to 5 years probation for his conviction of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree. One of the terms of his probation was that he remain arrest free, but four days later, the Narcotics Unit of the Buffalo Police Department executed a search warrant at an apartment at 111 Ashley Street in the City of Buffalo. As the police entered the apartment, defendant was seen fleeing from the backyard of the residence.
The police recovered 87 glassine envelopes of fentanyl and cocaine from inside the apartment. The drugs were packaged for sale. The defendant was apprehended by the police and charged with possessing the packages of fentanyl and cocaine with intent to sell them.
Jackson faces up to 12 years in prison when he is sentenced by Justice Boller on June 23, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.
DA Flynn credits the hard work of the Narcotics Unit of the Buffalo Police Department for stopping the sale of fentanyl.
Narcotics Bureau Chief Paul J. Williams III and Assistant District Attorney Raymond Herman prosecuted the case.