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Buffalo man pleads guilty to selling fentanyl

STAFF REPORTS


BUFFALO -- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Brandon Barclay, 31, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to distribution of fentanyl. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and a $1,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles J. Volkert, Jr., who is handling the case, stated that on May 30, 2018, the defendant sold fentanyl to an undercover law enforcement officer. Subsequently, on June 15, 2018, Barclay sold a mixture of heroin and butyryl fentanyl to the same officer.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Edward Kennedy; Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert; and the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Byron Lockwood.

Sentencing is scheduled for November 20, 2019, before Judge Arcara.

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