Buffalo Man Sent to Prison for Possessing $30,000 Worth of Fentanyl

Modified: November 23, 2020 9:31am

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 35-year-old Robert Scott of Buffalo pleaded guilty yesterday before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree (a class “B” felony). Scott was then sentenced to six years in state prison to be followed by three years of post-release supervision.

On February 28, 2019, narcotics detectives from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office zeroed in on Scott after conducting a narcotics investigation near a store on Genesee Street in Buffalo. After observing the drug transaction, officers surrounded Scott in the parking lot of the store and, after a short foot chase, arrested him at gunpoint. The deputies recovered approximately 100 grams of fentanyl from Scott’s person and another 200 grams in cutting agent from Scott’s vehicle. The street value of these drugs is about $30,000.00.

DA Flynn commends the work of Erie County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Chief DJ Granville, Det. Greg McGrath and Det. Adam Day for their work in the investigation.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney James W. Mansour, II of the DA’s Narcotics Bureau.