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Buffalo Woman Sentenced For Conspiracy To Distribute Crack Cocaine

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 Kayla Renee Combs, 25, of Buffalo NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute crack cocaine, was sentenced to 30 months in prison, by U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Catherine Baumgarten, who is handling the case, stated that the charge stems from an investigation into the trafficking of crack cocaine and cocaine from the Cleveland, Ohio area into Western New York, and the distribution of those drugs in North Tonawanda, Niagara Falls, Lockport, and Buffalo.

Co-defendants Nathaniel Clark, 29, of Niagara Falls and Tommy Eugene Clark, a/k/a Boo, have been convicted and are awaiting sentencing. Charges are pending against Raysean Clark, 27, of Buffalo.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Division, in conjunction with the Niagara County Sheriff's Department and Niagara County Drug Task Force, under the direction of Sheriff James Voutour, and the North Tonawanda Police Department, under the direction of Chief William Hall.

Updated January 29, 2015