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Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Crack Cocaine

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

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Daniel Paul, 65, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to distribution of crack cocaine. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $2,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan A. Tokash, who is handling the case, stated that on May 10, 2017, the defendant agreed to sell crack cocaine to an undercover (UC) police officer. The UC telephoned Paul who instructed the UC where to meet for the purpose of buying crack cocaine. Paul met the UC at an address he provided on Weiss Street in Buffalo. The defendant subsequently had the UC follow him to a location on Thatcher Street. Paul entered the Thatcher Street location and returned with crack cocaine. The UC subsequently gave the defendant cash, and the defendant provided the UC with approximately 3.32 grams of crack cocaine.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert, and the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Edward Kennedy.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 16, 2019, at 12:30 p.m. before Judge Arcara.

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Updated June 17, 2019

Drug Trafficking