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Date: 05-28-2024

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United States of America v. Lay Wah

Case Number: 1:23-cr-00062

Judge: Richard J. Arcara

Court: The United States District Court for the Western District of New York (Erie County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: The United States Attorney’s Office in Buffalo

Defendant's Attorney: Daniel J. Dubois


Buffalo, New York criminal defense lawyer Daniel J. Dubois represented the Defendant charged with fentanyl and gun charges

Burmese citizen going to prison for 10 years on fentanyl and gun charges

On March 13, 2023, the ATF and Buffalo Police executed a search warrant at Lay Wah’s Newfield Street residence. As SWAT officers made entry into the apartment, they also formed a perimeter around the exterior of the residence. Simultaneous with Wah fleeing into the rear of the apartment, an officer outside observed an object being thrown out of a rear bedroom window. Investigators recovered a semi-automatic handgun from the rear yard next door. Attached to the handgun was an extended magazine loaded with 31 rounds of ammunition and a machinegun conversion device. Inside the apartment, investigators recovered approximately 888 blue pills, three cellular telephones, ammunition, narcotics packaging materials and $4,540 in cash.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Bryan Miller and the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commission Joseph Gramaglia.


Defendant was found guilty and sentenced to 120 months in prison

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