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Men from Buffalo and Colorado sentenced in drug case

A Buffalo man and a Colorado man were sentenced Wednesday for their roles in a marijuana distribution case, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Damarcus Hennings, 26, of Buffalo, was sentenced to 78 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford, who also sentenced Dashawn Abrams, 27, of Denver, to 51 months in prison, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

Hennings and Abrams were each convicted of conspiracy to possess marijuana with intent to distribute, and to conspiracy to distribute marijuana, officials said. Abrams was additionally convicted of money laundering, officials said. Hennings was also convicted on a charge of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, officials said.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office,  between April and September 2015, both men conspired with others to ship, receive and distribute more than 50 packages containing marijuana sent from Denver to Buffalo. Prosecutors said they conspired to send the cash proceeds from the resulting marijuana sales back to their marijuana supplier in Denver.

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