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

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Deandre Sparks, a/k/a Dee Dee, 23, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of crack cocaine, before Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy C. Lynch, who is handling the case, stated that between June 2013 and February 25, 2014, possessed and distributed crack cocaine.  Specifically, on February 12, 2014, Sparks gave crack cocaine to a co-defendant, who then distributed the drugs to a confidential source working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

The plea is the culmination of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

Updated March 27, 2015