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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Buffalo Man, Convicted Following A Jury Trial, Sentenced On Marijuana Charge

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Arthur Clark, 29, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted by a federal jury of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute marijuana, was sentenced to 24 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Laura A. Higgins and Patricia Astorga, who handled the prosecution of the case, stated that between April and September of 2015, the defendant, a courier for a commercial delivery service in Buffalo, conspired with Damarcus Hennings, Shaquata Hennings, Dashawn Abrams, Shahana Beaver and Janice Humphrey, to ship, receive, and distribute more than 50 packages containing marijuana from Denver, Colorado to Buffalo. After the marijuana was sold, the co-defendants would send the cash proceeds from their drug sales back to their marijuana source of supply in Denver.

All six defendants have been convicted in this case. 

Today’s sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of James J. Hunt, Special Agent-in-Charge, New York Field Division, and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Police, under the direction of Chief George Gast.

Updated May 9, 2018