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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Buffalo Man Going To Prison On Fentanyl Charge

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BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Sherron Kye, 39, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and 4-ANPP, was sentenced to serve 40 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy C. Lynch, who handled the case, stated that on March 5, 2020, Buffalo Police and the Erie County Sheriff's Office arrived at a residence on Mills Street in Buffalo to execute a search warrant, at which time they observed Kye and co-defendant Torrance Bailey walking on the street. Recognizing law enforcement, Kye and Bailey attempted to flee. Bailey threw a set of keys prior to being taken into custody and Kye was observed discarding a bag as he attempted to enter a parked vehicle on Mills Street. Both the keys and bag were recovered. One of the keys fit the lock at the target residence of the search warrant, while the bag contained suspected fentanyl. Both men were arrested. During the execution of the search warrant, investigators recovered approximately five ounces of suspected fentanyl, a hydraulic press with suspected fentanyl residue, a metal press with suspected fentanyl residue, a digital scale with suspected fentanyl residue, and packaging material for narcotics distribution.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Chief Joseph Gramaglia, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff John Garcia, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Acting Special Agent-in-Charge Michael Stansbury, the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Frank A. Tarentino III, New York Field Division, and Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Scarpino. 
 

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Topic(s): 
Opioids
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 17, 2023