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Barker Man Sentenced on Drug Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

BUFFALO, N.Y.—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Richard Dwyer, 29, of Barker, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to import alpha-PVP, a synthetic narcotic, was sentenced to 33 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

According to Assistant U.S Attorney Mary Catherine Baumgarten, who handled the case, the defendant, along with his wife Erin Dwyer and David Jackson, conspired to import the synthetic narcotics from China using the Internet. The packages were then delivered to the defendant via the United States Postal Service.

Erin Dwyer and David Jackson have also been convicted and are awaiting sentencing. 

The plea is the result of an investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James C. Spero, and the United States Postal Inspection Service, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Shelly Binkowski,
Updated November 19, 2014