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Wyoming County heroin dealer convicted at jury trial

WARSAW – Michael J. Regatuso, II, of Silver Springs, was found guilty felony and misdemeanor drug charges Friday following a five-day jury trial before Wyoming County Judge Michael M. Mohun.

Wyoming County District Attorney Donald G. O’Geen said trial prosecutor Vincent A. Hemming will to urge the judge to impose the maximum-allowable 30-year prison term when Regatuso is sentenced Feb. 26.

Regatuso, who is still facing two drug indictments on heroin dealing and forgery and petit larceny charges, was convicted Friday of Fourth-degree conspiracy, third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.

When arrested months ago near his home in Castile, Regatuso was also in the process of trying to make a heroin sale, the district attorney said. During a post-arrest search of his home, officers seized quantities of heroin, LSD, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, O’Geen said. Regatuso still faces trials next July and August on his other recent arrests.

“Michael J. Regatuso, II is one of the biggest heroin dealers that we have had in this county in a number of years,” O’Geen said.

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