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Buffalonian sentenced to seven years in narcotics case

A Buffalo man who had 50 bags of heroin with him when he was arrested in May was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison.

James Davidson, 24, of Bremen Street pleaded guilty before Erie County Judge Thomas P. Franczyk in November to 11 drug-related felonies: five counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance and six counts of felony drug possession.

Before his arrest on May 16, undercover officers reportedly purchased heroin and fentanyl from Davidson on five separate occasions. Investigators also believe Davidson could be connected to at least one fatal overdose in Elmwood Village. A note found with that victim said he bought heroin from someone with the nickname “Cash” and contained Davidson’s phone number.

Assistant District Attorney John Gerken prosecuted the case.