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Crime

Buffalo man is 1st of 4 to be sentenced for fentanyl trafficking ring

A Buffalo man was sentenced to 30 months in prison Tuesday for his connection to a local fentanyl trafficking ring.

U.S. Attorney James Kennedy said Christopher Cook, 30, was sentenced in U.S. District Court after being convicted of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl.

Kennedy said Cook is the first of four defendants to be sentenced from this fentanyl ring, broken up after a police investigation that began in October 2019 in Buffalo's Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood. Investigators made a total of 40 controlled purchases of fentanyl, heroin and other fentanyl products from the four suspects, including five drug purchases from Cook.

The other defendants, Mark Greaman, Damone McNamee Sr. and Brian Ray have already been convicted in this case and are awaiting sentencing.