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2 Buffalo men indicted on heroin charges connected to fatal overdose

Two Buffalo men Thursday were indicted by a federal grand jury on conspiracy to sell heroin and other drugs that led to a fatal overdose.

According to U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr., the indictment alleges that, in mid-November, Dontrell Wise, 32, and Lamario Jones, 31, generally, conspired to distribute fentanyl, which caused the death of an individual identified only as "A.J." The charges against Wise and Jones, because they led to a death, are punishable by a mandatory minimum penalty of 20 years in prison to a maximum of life, Kennedy said.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Adler said a third man who is a co-defendant in the case, Jerell Weathersby, has already pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute butyryl fentanyl which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

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