An East Amherst man who pleaded guilty in a multimillion-dollar conspiracy to traffic in illegal narcotics was sentenced Thursday to serve 180 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Prosecutors said Darryl Williams, 47, conspired with others to sell amounts of fentanyl and cocaine in the Buffalo area and beyond between June 2013 and September 2015. The drugs were shipped to Williams via tractor-trailer from California.
The shipments were so large, prosecutors said, that Williams invited others into the drug -trafficking organization, to assist with distributing the drugs, collecting the proceeds and depositing them in local banks.
In Western New York, Williams deposited a total of $19 million in cash into accounts, prosecutors said.
On July 31, 2015, federal agents armed with search warrants seized from Williams' residence $43,940 cash, drug-packaging material, bank deposit slips and an additional $31,000 cash.
He was arrested in August 2016, along with 16 other defendants who have been convicted.