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

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty To Cocaine 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 Damar Currie, 42, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of cocaine, before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $2,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Patricia Astorga, who is handling the case, stated that between December 10, 2014, and March 31, 2015, the defendant possessed and distributed cocaine and crack cocaine. On three occasions, Currie sold cocaine in exchange for money. In addition, the defendant utilized 55 Krupp Avenue and 24 Palos Place, both in Buffalo, for the purposes of manufacturing, distributing and storing cocaine, and crack cocaine.  

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Adam S. Cohen.

Sentencing is scheduled for February 28, 2018, at 12:30 p.m. before Judge Arcara.

Updated November 24, 2017