Drug Enforcement Administration

New York

Raymond P. Donovan, Special Agent in Charge

March 21, 2019

Contact: Erin Mulvey

Phone Number: (212) 337-2906

Tonawanda man sentenced for distributing fentanyl

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration's New York Division and U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. of the Western District of New York announced that Dominique McDowell, 27, of Tonawanda, N.Y., who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of butyryl fentanyl and U-47700, was sentenced to serve 42 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.


Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul C. Parisi, who handled the case, stated that the investigation began with the overdose death of an individual in the Town of Amherst. Subsequent investigation determined that between March 30, 2017, and April 18, 2017, the defendant sold butyryl fentanyl and U-47700 to undercover law enforcement officers on four separate occasions in the Town of Amherst and Tonawanda. In addition, between December 2016 and April 18, 2017, McDowell sold heroin to confidential sources on multiple occasions.   


Today’s sentencing is the result of an investigation by the DEA's Buffalo Resident Office; the Amherst Police Department; the Tonawanda Police Department; and the New York State Police.


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