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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Buffalo Man Sentenced on Drug Charge

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Darryl
Parker, 32, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of using a communication facility to commit
a drug felony, was sentenced to 27 months in prison and one year supervised release by U.S.
District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Clare Kane, who is handling the case, stated that
between January 2008 and July 29, 2008, Parker was intercepted over wiretaps ordering
cocaine from a source of supply. The defendant was indicted along with 33 others following
an investigation into drug dealing and weapons possession in the Central Park area of the
City of Buffalo. A total of 30 defendants have been convicted.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of
the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian
R. Crowell, New York Region and the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of
Commissioner Daniel Derenda.