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Lackawanna Man Pleads Guilty To Fentanyl Charge

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 James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Larry D. Brodie, Jr., 38, of Lackawanna, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to possession with intent to distribute butyryl fentanyl. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of $1,000,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin L. Bish, who is handling the case, stated that on April 4, 2019, a Lackawanna Police undercover officer contacted the defendant to arrange for a controlled purchase of heroin. Brodie then met with and sold the undercover officer approximately $100 of suspected heroin and $40 worth of crack cocaine.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Lackawanna Police Department, under the direction of Chief James Michel, and the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan.

Sentencing is scheduled January 30, 2020, before Judge Arcara.

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Updated October 18, 2019

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