Saturday, August 22, 2020

Buffalo Woman Pleads Guilty To Conspiring To Sell Heroin, Cocaine, And Fentanyl

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Lisa Holmes, 34 of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute, heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and butyryl fentanyl. The charge carries a maximum sentenced of 30 years in prison and a $2,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Misha A. Coulson, who handled the case, stated that between April 2019 and September 2019, the defendant conspired with others to sell heroin, cocaine, fentanyl, and butyryl fentanyl. In April and May 2019, Holmes sold narcotics to an individual working with investigators on six occasions.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division, and the Hamburg Police Department, under the direction of Chief Kevin Trask.

Sentencing will be scheduled at a later date before Judge Skretny.

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