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Five charged in Denver-to-Buffalo marijuana ring

A Denver-to-Buffalo marijuana ring was broken up this week when five people were arrested and charged with conspiracy to distribute marijuana and launder money, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

The defendants are Damarcus Hennings, 24, Shaquata Hennings, 28, Arthur Clark, 27, Shahana Beaver, 23 and Janice Humphrey, 26, all of Buffalo.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank T. Pimentel said the defendants received packages containing marijuana that were sent from Denver and also sent cash proceeds from their marijuana sales back to the supplier in Denver.

Between April and August of this year, the government says more than 100 such packages were shipped to Buffalo.

Dashawn Abrams, the alleged Denver-based supplier, is still at large.