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Buffalo Man Sentenced On Drug Charges

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 William J. Hochul, Jr., announced today that Renwick Samuel, 51, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, was sentenced to time served (41 months) in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorney George C. Burgasser, who handled the case, stated that between 2006 and December 2012, the defendant conspired with three co-defendants to possess and distribute cocaine in Buffalo. Samuel was arrested in December 2012 along with Angel Gonzalez and Mica Donadelle. Another co-defendant, Kevin Liburd, was arrested in 2014 in the Virgin Islands and extradited to the Western District of New York. Gonzales and Liburd have been convicted and sentenced. Donadelle has been convicted and is awaiting sentencing.    

Today’s sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Adam S. Cohen. The task force includes representatives of the Amherst Police Department, the Buffalo Police Department the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Erie County Sheriff’s Department, the Hamburg Police Department, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Police, the New York State Police, the Town of Tonawanda Police Department, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Enforcement & Removal Operations. Additional assistance was provided by the Drug Enforcement Administration; U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the United States Marshal Service, the Lackawanna Police Department, and the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department.

Updated May 18, 2016