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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Amherst Man Sentenced On Drug Charge

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
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BUFFALO, N.Y.-Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Daryl Vandermark, 45, of Amherst, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to import into the United States Alpha-PVP, was sentenced to 12 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.

Assistant U.S. Attorney George C. Burgasser, who handled the case, stated that in July of 2015, Vandermark conspired with co-defendant Judi Strong to import Alpha-PVP into the United States from China. Vandermark and Strong ordered the substance online and had it shipped in two FedEx Express Mail packages to Strong’s residence in Amherst. Federal law enforcement officers intercepted the packages and performed a controlled delivery to Strong at her residence where she accepted delivery of the two packages. The two packages contained approximately 178 grams of Alpha-PVP. 

Strong was also convicted and sentenced to 12 months in prison.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by Special Agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge James C. Spero. 

Updated January 10, 2017