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Buffalo man going to prison for 13 years on fentanyl conviction

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Maurice London, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl, was sentenced to serve 156 months in prison by U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra, Jr. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney P. Richard Antoine, who is handling the case, stated that in April 2021, law enforcement began investigating London’s drug trafficking activities. Between April 29 and May 24, 2022, law enforcement conducted four controlled purchases of cocaine and fentanyl from London. On June 2, 2022, investigators executed a search warrant at London’s residence. During the search they recovered approximately $13,416 cash, drug paraphernalia, suspected Suboxone strips, 5.6 grams of THC, five cell phones, suspected marijuana, 144 grams of fentanyl, 30 grams of crack cocaine, 6 grams of methamphetamine, and 72 grams of lidocaine.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Frank Tarantino, III, New York Field Division.

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Barbara Burns


Updated March 14, 2024

Drug Trafficking