Drug Enforcement Administration

New York

Acting Special Agent in Charge Keith Kruskall , Special Agent in Charge

July 19, 2018

Contact: Erin Mulvey

Phone Number: (212) 337-3900

Cocaine dealer sentenced to 192 months for role in cocaine conspiracy

BUFFALO, N.Y. - James J. Hunt, Special Agent-in-Charge of the DEA’s New York Division, and U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Archie Phillips, 45, of Buffalo, New York, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, five kilograms or more of cocaine, was sentenced to 192 months in prison by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Adler, who handled the case, stated that between December 2012 and March 12, 2013 the defendant shipped kilogram bricks of cocaine from Houston, Texas to Buffalo, New York for distribution. Co-conspirators, including Beverly Fields, would then package cash proceeds from the cocaine distribution and ship the currency from the Buffalo area to the defendant in Houston. The defendant utilized a storage locker in Houston to store some of the drug proceeds. In March 2013, DEA Special Agents found $284,980 in cash in plastic bags stored in the locker.

Beverly Fields was convicted and sentenced.

One of the defendant’s customers was Tyshawn Bradley, who was convicted of multiple charges, including conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of crack cocaine within 1000 feet of the Perry Housing Projects.

Today’s sentencing is the result of an investigation by Special Agents of the DEA Buffalo Resident Office, New York Division; the FBI; and the United States Marshals Service.

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