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Buffalo man pleads guilty to heroin distribution, firearms possession charges

A Buffalo man has pleaded guilty in federal court to possession with intent to distribute heroin, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking activity, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Prosecutors said 39-year-old Leon R. Williams faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison or a maximum of life.

According to prosecutors handling the case, between Oct. 17 and Nov. 22, 2017, Williams sold heroin on five separate occasions to individuals working with investigators.

On Nov. 29, 2017, investigators armed with a state search warrant seized heroin, cocaine, scales, razor blades and $73,743 cash from Williams' Texas Street residence. Also seized was a Glock .40 caliber firearm and a magazine containing 10 rounds of ammunition loaded within the firearm.

Williams is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 24.

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