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Lackawanna man indicted by federal grand jury on drug charges

Jerry Rolon-Alvarez, 36, of Lackawanna, was indicted by a Federal grand jury Wednesday on three counts of possession of both cocaine and heroin with intent to distribute and maintaining a drug-involved house, said U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr.

Rolon-Alvarez is scheduled to be arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder Thursday. If convicted as charged he will face a prison term of up to 20 years and a fine of up to $1 million, Hochul said.

Rolon-Alvarez is charged with an alleged sale of heroin to a “confidential source” in November 2014 and he was arrested during a raid on his Colton Avenue home by Lackawanna and Buffalo police last Nov. 29 when he was found to have $2,280 in his trousers’ pocket, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward H. White. White said officers reported finding in a kitchen cabinet a large plastic bag of suspected cocaine, two plastic wrapped quantities of suspected heroin, a digital scale containing alleged heroin residue and a box containing green glassine envelopes like those used in drug sales,