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A 19-year-old Buffalo man who allegedly hid drugs in a baby crib was indicted by a federal grand jury Friday on seven charges linked to alleged trafficking in heroin and fentanyl.

Ivan Rosario is charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distributing heroin and fentanyl. He also is charged with possessing the drugs with intent to sell and maintaining a drug-involved premises.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric M. Opanga said Rosario is accused of conspiring with others between 2011 and Feb. 6 to distribute at least 100 grams of heroin and fentanyl in the Buffalo area.

During a Feb. 6 raid on Rosario’s North Legion Drive home, agents seized 41 bags of heroin and fentanyl, including one hidden in a baby crib.

Opanga said the charges carry a mandatory minimum federal prison term of five years to 40 years and a fine of up to $5 million.

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