Man who tried to receive cocaine in mail sentenced

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LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Lackawanna man is going to prison for trying to receive cocaine through the U.S. Postal Service.

In April 2012, Angelo Vazquez-Rodriguez accepted a package from Puerto Rico he believed contained two kilograms of cocaine. But law enforcement agents had found the cocaine and replaced it with sham material.

After his arrest, authorities say they found a firearm with a defaced serial number at the 31-year-old’s home.

Vazquez-Rodriguez was sentenced Friday to five years in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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