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Buffalo man pleads guilty to heroin, firearms possession charges

A Buffalo man pleaded guilty to heroin and weapons possession charges Wednesday in federal court, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Prosecutors said Jose O. Felix, 38, pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny to possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

Felix faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years and a maximum of life in prison when sentenced July 31.

On July 11, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency conducted a controlled purchase of heroin from Felix, prosecutors said.

A federal search warrant was executed July 19 at Felix's residence in the Marine Drive Apartments in Buffalo, where investigators seized controlled substances, four firearms and ammunition, along with $192,614 cash, drug ledger notebooks, cutting agents and a money counter.

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