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Buffalo Woman Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Distribute 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 William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Sherylrica Quisenberry, 33, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute fentanyl before Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank T. Pimentel, who is handling the case, stated that between May 7, 2013 and September 26, 2013, the defendant conspired with co-defendant Fannie Long to distribute controlled substances.  Specifically, while Long was incarcerated on other charges, Quisenberry filled a fentanyl prescription for Long and then sold the fentanyl patches at Long’s direction to a third party. Subsequently, while Long was still in custody, Quisenberry made a medical appointment for Long so that upon Long’s release she would be able to obtain more fentanyl patches to sell.
On other occasions Quisenberry sold hydrocodone pills, alprazolam pills, methodone pills, and crack cocaine to other individuals.
Long was previously convicted and sentenced to 96 months in prison for her role in the conspiracy.
This plea 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 Office.
Sentencing is scheduled for March 30, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. before Judge Skretny.

Updated October 28, 2015