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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Kenmore Man Pleads Guilty To Fentanyl Charge

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BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Devon Clark a/k/a Booski, 33, of Kenmore, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl, which carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of 40 years, and a fine of $5,000,000. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy C. Lynch, who is handling the case, stated that on November 13, 2019, officers from the Kenmore and Lackawanna Police Departments executed a search warrant at Clark’s residence on West Hazeltine in Kenmore, NY, looking for evidence of narcotics trafficking. During the execution of the search warrant at the residence and of Clark’s vehicle, officers seized quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine, and fentanyl, two digital scales, drug packaging materials, and approximately $3,220 in cash. On January 16, 2020, the Erie County Sheriff’s Department executed search warrants at two residences on Holmes Street in Buffalo, NY, which were associated with Clark. Law enforcement recovered a small amount of marijuana, ammunition, and drug paraphernalia. 

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Kenmore Police Department, under the direction of Chief Thomas J. Phillips, the Lackawanna Police Department, under the direction of Chief Mark Packard, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff John Garcia, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Acting Special Agent-in-Charge Michael Stansbury, the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Frank A. Tarentino III, New York Field Division, and Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Scarpino. 

Sentencing is scheduled for June 8, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. before Judge Arcara.

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Topic(s): 
Opioids
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 11, 2023