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A federal grand jury has returned a nine-count superseding indictment against a Buffalo man charged with distributing illegal narcotics that resulted in the deaths of two people, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 23-year-old Nino Buggs was charged with distributing butyryl fentanyl, U-47700 and fentanyl, along with possession and distribution of …

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A Lackawanna man who sold drugs to an undercover police officer pleaded guilty Tuesday to a fentanyl charge, according to the United States Attorney for the Western District of New York. Larry D. Brodie, 38, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to possession with the intent to distribute butyryl fentanyl. The charge carries a maximum penalty of…

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A Buffalo man who was arrested on drug charges made an initial appearance Friday before U.S. Magistrate Michael J. Roemer and released on conditions, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of New York. Prosecutors said Sterling McMillan, 48, was charged by criminal complaint in U.S. District Court with possession with intent to distribute and d…

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A Buffalo man was indicted by a federal grand jury Friday on a charge of selling fentanyl and heroin, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Western District of New York. Brandon Barclay, 30, was charged with distribution of fentanyl, and distribution of heroin and butyryl fentanyl. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.…

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A Buffalo man who sold drugs to a person working for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to possession with intent to distribute and distribution of butyryl fentanyl, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Antonio Broadus, 33, faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison when he is sentenced June 12 before U.S. District Jud…

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A Buffalo man who was convicted on drug possession charges was sentenced Friday to 60 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo, according to the U.S. Attorney's office Charles Newkirk, 34, was convicted of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, 10 grams or more of butyryl fentanyl. The U.S. Attorney's office said that between June …

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Two Buffalo men Thursday were indicted by a federal grand jury on conspiracy to sell heroin and other drugs that led to a fatal overdose. According to U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr., the indictment alleges that, in mid-November, Dontrell Wise, 32, and Lamario Jones, 31, generally, conspired to distribute fentanyl, which caused the death of an individual identified o…

A Buffalo drug dealer pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to distribution of butyryl fentanyl. Steven Paschell, 48, faces a maximum 30 years in prison when Judge Richard J. Arcara sentences him June 4. Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura A. Higgins said that on three occasions in late 2016 Paschell sold quantities of butyryl fentanyl to a confidential source wor…

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A man pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to selling fentanyl to a confidential source working for federal agents, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Miguel Figueroa, 32, of Puerto Rico, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 10 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing butyryl fentanyl and furanyl fentanyl…

Two Buffalo drug dealers face a maximum of life sentences after being convicted by a federal jury Wednesday on drug and weapons charges. Isiah Pierce, 34, and Larry Willis, 32, both were found guilty of possessing crack cocaine with intent to distribute, maintaining a drug involved premises, possessing firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking activities, and being fe…

An investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, State Police and Buffalo Police has resulted in the arrest of a Buffalo man on drug charges, officials said. Luis Matias, 27, was charged by criminal complaint with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute butyryl fentanyl, and possession with intent to distribute and distribution of …