U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced that 9 people in Buffalo have been indicted by a federal grand jury for sex trafficking and drug conspiracy crimes. The grand jury returned a 13-count indictment including charges of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking by force or coercion, interstate transportation for purposes of prostitution, and enticing travel to engage in prostitution.

The 9 defendants, who are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, are:

• Lairon Graham a/k/a Shah a/k/a Uncle Shah a/k/a Unc – 64, Buffalo, NY
• Kimberly Udrea – 34, Buffalo, NY
• Thomas Degree a/k/a Tommy – 57, Fairborn, GA
• Joseph Ward – 58, Buffalo, NY
• Jordan Davis a/k/a Little Corn a/k/a Baby Corn – 26, Tonawanda, NY
• Johnny Williams a/k/a Double R – 29, Buffalo, NY
• Jamie Washington – 29, Buffalo, NY
• Patrick Schrecengost a/k/a Country – 41, Buffalo, NY
• Anthony Graham a/k/a Uncle Tony – 69, Buffalo, NY

The defendants are accused of conspiring to sell drugs, including fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine from June 2020 to October 2021. They were allegedly using residences located at 60 Liddell Street and 454 Davey Street in Buffalo.

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During the same time, they are also accused of using force to make victims engage in prostitution and sex trafficking across state lines to Pennsylvania.

The crimes they allegedly committed carry hefty prison sentences,

Narcotics conspiracy has a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years and a maximum of life for defendant Lairon Graham, and a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment for the remaining defendants. Sex trafficking carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison and a maximum of life.

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