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Niagara Falls man sentenced to 17 years on multiple drug charges

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A 32-year-old Niagara Falls man is going to prison.

Jeffrey Richards was sentenced Thursday morning to 17 years in prison after being convicted of possession with intent to distribute acetyl fentanyl, possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, and possession of a stolen firearm.

On Dec. 14, 2018, a search warrant was issued for Richards’ Packard Court residence. During the search, investigators reportedly recovered acetyl fentanyl, fentanyl, cocaine, marijuana, alprazolam, approximately 10 firearms, ammunition, drug trafficking paraphernalia, an improvised destructive device, and various items used in the manufacturing of destructive devices.

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Emily Miller is a digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2022. See more of her work here.

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