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

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Torri McCray, 40, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, fentanyl, and 10 grams of more of buytryl fentanyl before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo. The charges carry a minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of 40 years, and a fine of $5,000,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brendan T. Cullinane, who handed the case, stated that on four dates between June and August of 2017, the defendant distributed controlled substances, including heroin, fentanyl, U-47700, butyryl fentanyl, and furanyl fentanyl. On August 16, 2017, the Drug Enforcement Administration arrested McCray and recovered from the defendant’s pocket an amount of heroin intended for distribution. 

The conviction is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division.

Sentencing is scheduled for August 22, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. before Judge Vilardo.

Drug Trafficking
Updated February 28, 2019