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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 8, 2019

Buffalo Man Charged With Selling Fentanyl And Heroin

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Brandon Barclay, 30, of Buffalo, NY, 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.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles J. Volkert, Jr., who is handling the case, stated that according to the indictment, on two separate occasions in May and June 2018, the defendant sold fentanyl and a mixture of heroin and butyryl fentanyl to an undercover law enforcement officer.

Barclay was released on conditions following a detention hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah J. McCarthy.

The indictment is the result of an investigation by the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Edward Kennedy; Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert; and the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Byron Lockwood.

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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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Updated March 8, 2019