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Buffalo man who sold heroin to undercover cop pleads guilty

A Buffalo man who sold heroin to an undercover officer near a public housing complex has pleaded guilty to drug charges, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office.

Michael Daniels, 25, pleaded guilty Thursday to three counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and one count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi.

Daniels sold heroin to an undercover officer in the vicinity of the LaSalle Court housing complex on Blum Avenue three times between May 8 and May 17. On two of those occasions, the heroin he sold to the undercover officer was mixed with fentanyl, prosecutors said.

Buffalo Police investigators obtained a warrant to search Daniels' Kenmore Avenue residence and seized more than half an ounce of heroin in a plastic bag, 31 glassine envelopes containing heroin and more than $2,000 in cash from the home.

Daniels faces a maximum of 15 years in prison when he is sentenced Dec. 4.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force and the Buffalo Police Department Narcotics Unit.

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