Buffalo Man First Defendant To Be Sentenced In Fentanyl Trafficking Ring

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BUFFALO, N.Y.- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Christopher Cook, 30, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, was sentenced to serve 30 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremiah E. Lenihan, who is handling the case, stated that in October 2019, law enforcement began an investigation into the drug trafficking activities of the defendant and co-defendants Mark Greaman, Damone McNamee, Sr. and Brian Ray, in the area of Broadway Avenue and Strauss Street in Buffalo. Investigators made 40 controlled purchases of fentanyl, heroin, butyryl fentanyl, acetyl fentanyl, and furanyl fentanyl from all four defendants, including five controlled purchases from defendant Cook.

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Co-defendants Mark Greaman, Damone McNamee, Sr. and Brian Ray were previously convicted and are awaiting sentencing.


The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the New York State Police, under the direction of Major James Hall, and the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division.

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