BUFFALO, N.Y. — A Buffalo man was sentenced to nine years in prison following his conviction for possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.

Rashawn Crule, 43, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.

According to the office of U.S. Attorney James Kennedy, Crule possessed drugs that included kilograms of heroin, as well as fentanyl, cocaine and crack cocaine with the intent to distribute them.

Another person arrested during the federal investigation, Troy Gillon, was also convicted and is awaiting sentencing.

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