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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 Queens man pleaded guilty to assaulting a Customs and Border Patrol officer after he was caught with marijuana "gummies" at the Peace Bridge, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York announced Wednesday. Adriano Roberto Nunez, 27, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to forcibly assaulting, resisting, opposing, impeding, intimida…

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A Buffalo woman pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, heroin, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said Nina Rosario, 21, conspired with others to sell heroin throughout much of April 2018. On April 28, 2018, Rosario confirmed in a telephone conversation with a co-conspirator t…

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Two Buffalo men and a Cheektowaga man were arrested Friday on drug and firearms charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of New York. Arrested were 29-year-old Reno Sayles Jr. of Cheektowaga and Kevin Brown, 27, and Marlon Worthy, 32, of Buffalo. They were each charged by criminal complaint with possession with intent to distribute and d…

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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 pleaded guilty Wednesday to twice selling fentanyl to an undercover officer, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Western District of New York. Brandon Barclay, 31, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to distribution of fentanyl. He had originally also been charged with distribution of fentanyl and heroin. Prosecutors s…

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A man and woman from Buffalo have been indicted on several drug charges, including selling heroin that caused the death of a 24-year-old man, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York. A federal grand jury has returned a 10-count indictment charging Orlando Albert Arroyo, aka "Landy," 24, and Genesis Tolentino-Cruz, 25, with distribution of her…

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A Rockland County attorney who was convicted of a felony for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme that affected M&T Bank was sentenced to four months in prison, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of New York announced Thursday. Laurence Savedoff of New City, N.Y., was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr. following Savedoff…

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A North Tonawanda man who was convicted for prescribing drugs to himself won't be allowed to return to being a pharmacist again for two years. Patrick R. McQuade, 29, was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to pay $7,793.78 in restitution in addition to being prohibited from being employed as a pharmacist during his probation, it was announced Wednesday by the …

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A Buffalo man convicted of possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute was sentenced Friday to serve 41 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Jibreel Williams was 27 when U.S. Customs and Border Protection encountered him on Dec. 11, 2016. Williams was a passenger in a vehicle attempting to re-ent…

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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 Kenmore man pleaded guilty Thursday to wire fraud as part of a debt collection scheme, the U.S. Attorney Western District of New York Office announced. Carmelo Collana, 49, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Assistant U.S. Att…

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DNA evidence helped lead law enforcement to an indictment of a Buffalo man in a home invasion of an elderly Tonawanda couple, according to the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of New York. Todd Laraba, 41, was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday on charges of Hobbs Act robbery and conspiracy, U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced. …

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A Brooklyn man who conspired to sell cocaine with others in Buffalo was sentenced Friday to three years probation in U.S. District Court, according to federal prosecutors. The U.S. Attorney's Office said that between May 2017 and Oct. 18, 2017,  Gilbert Guzman, 42, conspired with four others to distribute cocaine in Buffalo's Lovejoy District. On Aug. 16, 2017, Guzma…

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"I may spend the rest of my life in prison. But it will be worth it ... Texas has lots and lots of pawn shops." That was just one of several hundred threatening electronic messages sent by a Buffalo man who pleaded guilty to cyberstalking Thursday in federal court, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of New York. Mark Bieniek, 45, who res…