Drug Enforcement Administration

New York

Raymond P. Donovan, Special Agent in Charge

May 10, 2018

Contact: Erin Mulvey

Phone Number: (212) 337-2906

Man Convicted In Marijuana Conspiracy Trial

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Drug Enforcement (DEA), New York Division, announced today that Arthur Clark, 29, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted by a federal jury of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute marijuana, was sentenced to 24 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Laura A. Higgins and Patricia Astorga, who handled the prosecution of the case, stated that between April and September of 2015, the defendant, a courier for a commercial delivery service in Buffalo, conspired with Damarcus Hennings, Shaquata Hennings, Dashawn Abrams, Shahana Beaver and Janice Humphrey, to ship, receive, and distribute more than 50 packages containing marijuana from Denver, Colorado to Buffalo. After the marijuana was sold, the co-defendants would send the cash proceeds from their drug sales back to their marijuana source of supply in Denver.

All six defendants have been convicted in this case. 

Today’s sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division, and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Police.

Sentencing is scheduled for September 7, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. before Judge Vilardo.

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