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Buffalo Man Arrested On Cocaine And Butyryl Fentanyl Charges

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

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y.- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced that Sterling McMillan, 48, of Buffalo, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine and butyryl fentanyl.  The charges carry a maximum term of 20 years imprisonment and a $1,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Misha Coulson, who is handling the case, stated that on August 8, 2019, a search warrant was executed at McMillan’s residence on Erb Street.  During the execution of that warrant, cocaine and butyryl fentanyl as well as various narcotics packaging materials were located.

The defendant made an initial appearance before United States Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer, and was released on conditions. 

The criminal complaint is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division.

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.  

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Updated September 3, 2019

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