Buffalo man admits to distribution of fentanyl in connection to overdose

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Buffalo man pleaded guilty to distribution of cocaine, fentanyl, and para-fluorofentanyl in connection to a 2022 overdose, the U.S. District Attorney’s Office announced.

On April 18, 2022, 33-year-old Darryl Sweat sold cocaine to a regular customer identified as V.O. Two days later, law enforcement officers and emergency personnel found V.O. dead in their residence.

An autopsy determined that the cause of death was mixed drug intoxication, including cocaine, fentanyl, para-fluorofentanyl and tramadol. Investigators made two controlled purchases of cocaine from Sweat on May 19 and May 26, 2022.

Sweat faces a fine of $1,000,000 and a maximum of 20 years in prison.

He is scheduled to be sentenced October 18.

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Kayleigh Hunter-Gasperini joined the News 4 team in 2024 as a Digital Video Producer. She is a graduate of Chatham University.

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