Buffalo man sentenced for possession of butyryl fentanyl
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan, United States Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division and U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Myles Scales, 28, of Buffalo, New York, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute butyryl fentanyl, was sentenced to serve 18 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth T. Molisani, who handled the case, stated that on Nov. 14, 2017, two Buffalo Police Officers observed a blue 2013 Dodge Avenger park in the vicinity of 1310 Broadway for a few minutes before leaving. Approximately 20 minutes later, the officers observed the same vehicle park again near 1310 Broadway, where it once again remained for a few minutes before departing.
The officers followed the vehicle to the intersection of Broadway and Miller Avenue, at which time the defendant jumped out of the front passenger door of the vehicle and shuffled through traffic to the sidewalk. The officers got out of their vehicle and approached Scales, who placed his right hand into the pocket of his hoodie. Concerned that the defendant was reaching for a weapon, one the officers took the defendant’s hand and pulled it from the pocket. Scales was clutching a large plastic bag. Inside the bag were nine bundles containing 81 white and blue-checkered glassine envelopes of butyryl fentanyl.
The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Buffalo Police Department and DEA Buffalo Resident Office.