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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Buffalo Man Pleads Sentenced On 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, 24, of Buffalo, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of crack cocaine, was sentenced to time served (16 months) by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy C. Lynch, who handled the case, stated that between June 2013 and February 25, 2014, the defendant 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.

Updated July 16, 2015