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Buffalo Man Going To Prison For 10 Years On Cocaine Conviction

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 today that Eli Clark, 29, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, was sentenced to serve 120 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Higgins, who handled the case, stated that on October 21, 2016, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant inside the defendant’s Crowley Avenue residence in Buffalo. Officers found two Tupperware containers on the kitchen counter, each containing a quantity of crack cocaine. When asked about the substance found in the containers, Clark stated, “Whatever you find, it's my house, you take me. At the end of the day it's my house, if you find something, take me.”

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Niagara County Drug Task Force, under the direction of Acting Sheriff Michael Filicetti; the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division; the Erie County Sheriff’s Department, under the direction of Sheriff Timothy Howard; and the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Byron Lockwood.

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Updated January 3, 2020

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