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Buffalo Man Sentenced For Selling Fentanyl

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 Charles Newkirk, 34, of Buffalo NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, 10 grams or more of butyryl fentanyl, was sentenced to 60 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan Tokash, who handled the case, stated that between June 25, 2015, and July 28, 2015, the defendant sold large volumes of heroin and butyryl fentanyl in the City of Buffalo.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Division.

Updated August 10, 2018