United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of New York

02/26/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/26/2020 19:48

Lackawanna Man Pleads Guilty To Possessing Fentanyl While On Supervised Release

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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 handled 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.

At the time of his arrest, the defendant was on supervised release for a 2001 federal drug conviction.

The sentencing 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.

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