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Buffalo Man Who Led Multi-Million Dollar Narcotics Conspiracy That Stretched From Mexico To Buffalo Going To Prison For 27 Years

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Adrian Goudelock a/k/a AD, a/k/a Ace, a/k/a Ace Boogs, 40, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted by a federal jury of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute, and distributing, five kilograms or more of cocaine, attempted possession and possession of five kilograms or more of cocaine, and money laundering conspiracy, was sentenced to serve 324 months in prison by U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra, Jr. Co-defendant Shamar Davis, who was also convicted at trial, was previously sentenced to serve 150 months in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michael J. Adler, Jeremiah E. Lenihan, and Seth T. Molisani, who prosecuted the case, stated that Goudelock was a leader in a major narcotic trafficking operation that stretched from Mexico to Buffalo. An investigation began in October 2017 following the seizure of approximately 10 kilograms of cocaine and $259,960 in cash that was being shipped from El Paso, Texas to Buffalo. Bulk shipments of cocaine were delivered to Goudelock in the Buffalo area. A total of 77 kilograms of cocaine were delivered to Buffalo during the conspiracy and nearly $1,000,000 in bulk U.S. currency was seized during the investigation. A total of 12 defendants were identified, charged, and convicted in the case. In addition, 21 defendants were charged in the Eastern District of Kentucky and the Northern District of Ohio, resulting in the seizure of an additional $2,000,000 and approximately 41 kilograms of cocaine.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Scarpino; the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Miraglia; the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Eugene Staniszewski; the Erie County Sheriff’s Department, under the direction of Sheriff John Garcia; and Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Unit, under the direction of Brian Manaher, Director, Marine Operations. Additional assistance was provided by the New York National Guard and Homeland Security Investigations, El Paso, Texas.

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Barbara Burns


Updated April 4, 2023

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