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Press Release

Buffalo Man Sentenced for Selling Prescription Drugs

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that DeShawn McLorn, 39, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of conspiring to distribute OxyContin pills, was sentenced by Chief District Judge William M. Skretny to 57 months in prison.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael L. McCabe, who handled the case, in 2009 and 2010, McLorn distributed approximately 1,000 Oxycontin tablets at a location on Strauss Street in Buffalo. The defendant obtained these tablets from codefendant Michael McCall who was sentenced to nine years in prison for his role on January 8, 2012.

McLorn was arrested along with 33 others following a long-term investigation into the widespread illegal sale of prescription drugs in the City of Buffalo and its eastern suburbs. All 34 defendants have been convicted and McLorn is the final defendant to be sentenced.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Brian R. Crowell, New York Field Division, the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Christopher Cummings, the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Daniel Derenda, the Cheektowaga Police Department, under the direction of Chief David Zack, the West Seneca Police Department, under the direction of Chief Edward Gehen, and the Lancaster Police Department, under the direction of Chief Gerald Gill.

Updated November 18, 2014