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Buffalo Woman Sentenced For 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, 34, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, was sentenced to 12 months in prison by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank T. Pimentel, who handled 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.
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 Office.

Updated August 8, 2016