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Buffalo Man Going To Prison For 10 Years For Selling Heroin Linked To The Death Of A Hamburg Man, Also Ordered to Pay Restitution For Funeral Expenses

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 Trini E. Ross announced today that Brennen Bryant, Jr., 29, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and 10 grams or more of butyryl fentanyl, was sentenced to serve 120 months in prison by U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra, Jr. Bryant was also ordered to pay restitution for the funeral expenses of the overdose victim in this case.

 Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth T. Molisani, who handled the case, stated that on March 23, 2018, Bryant and co-defendant Tyrone Green sold fentanyl to an individual who was later found deceased in the Town of Hamburg. Through text messages on the decedent’s cellular telephone, detectives with the Hamburg Police Department and Special Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration identified Bryant and Green as the decedent’s suppliers. Subsequent investigation revealed that between October 2017 and January 2018, the New York State Police made numerous controlled purchases of butyryl fentanyl, fentanyl, cocaine, and heroin from both Bryant and Green. 

Tyrone Green was previously convicted and is awaiting sentencing.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Hamburg Police Department, under the direction of Chief Kevin Trask, the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Acting Special-Agent-in-Charge Timothy Foley, the New York State Police, under the direction Major James Hall, and the Orchard Park Police Department, under the direction of Chief Joseph Wehrfritz.

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Updated February 3, 2022

Drug Trafficking