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A California woman who was convicted in federal court in Buffalo of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin, fentanyl and cocaine and money laundering conspiracy was sentenced Wednesday to serve 72 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, 44-year-old Sonia Hernandez, of Norwalk, was hired in 200…

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Three Salamanca residents have been arrested on drug-related charges following an investigation and subsequent search of an alleged drug house by law enforcement officers Tuesday, according to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office. Candy Leon, 52, was charged with three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance for allegedly possessing crystal methamphet…

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A federal grand jury has returned a nine-count superseding indictment against a Buffalo man charged with distributing illegal narcotics that resulted in the deaths of two people, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 23-year-old Nino Buggs was charged with distributing butyryl fentanyl, U-47700 and fentanyl, along with possession and distribution of …

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A Lackawanna man who sold drugs to an undercover police officer pleaded guilty Tuesday to a fentanyl charge, according to the United States Attorney for the Western District of New York. Larry D. Brodie, 38, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to possession with the intent to distribute butyryl fentanyl. The charge carries a maximum penalty of…

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Jamestown police seized 91 bags of heroin mixed with fentanyl during a traffic stop Monday in the city, police said. The occupants of the vehicle, 31-year-old Jonathan Negron-Rosario and Melvin Galarza, 42, of Jamestown, were taken to the Jamestown City Jail, where they were awaiting arraignment on charges of felony third-degree criminal possession of a controlled subst…

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A Buffalo man pleaded guilty Wednesday to twice selling fentanyl to an undercover officer, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Western District of New York. Brandon Barclay, 31, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to distribution of fentanyl. He had originally also been charged with distribution of fentanyl and heroin. Prosecutors s…

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A Buffalo man caught with 600 grams of heroin mixed with fentanyl in March pleaded guilty to drug charges, including selling fentanyl to an undercover officer eight separate times, the Erie County District Attorney's Office announced Monday. Willie Loyd, 39, pleaded guilty before State Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtaszek to one count of second-degree criminal posses…

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A Buffalo man was indicted by a federal grand jury Friday on a charge of selling fentanyl and heroin, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Western District of New York. Brandon Barclay, 30, was charged with distribution of fentanyl, and distribution of heroin and butyryl fentanyl. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.…

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A Buffalo man who was arrested following a police drug raid at his home pleaded guilty Friday in State Supreme Court to two counts of fourth-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 38-year-old Timothy Dozier was arrested in July after the Buffalo Police narcotics unit execu…

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Six people were arrested on drug charges following a raid Thursday on a Gowanda residence, according to the Gowanda Police Department. The 10:30 p.m. raid was the result of an ongoing investigation by the Gowanda police and the Southern Tier Drug Task Force into drug sales at the residence, police said. Benjamin C. Lingenfelter, 28, and Nicole M. Hebdon, 27, were bot…

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Two Genesee County residents were arrested on drug charges Friday following a traffic stop in Stafford, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. Jack E. Benson, 60, of Pavilion, was charged with three counts each of third-degree sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, felony charges, the Sheriff's Office sa…

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A Lockport man convicted on charges of selling fentanyl, cocaine and heroin was sentenced Friday to serve 72 months in federal prison, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Joseph Thompson, 61, had been convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 40 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing fentanyl, prosecutors said. …

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A Buffalo man on parole for a 2001 manslaughter conviction was sentenced Tuesday to 120 months in federal prison, following his conviction on felony drug and weapon charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Antwone K. Dean, 37, was convicted of possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug tr…

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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 o…

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A Buffalo drug dealer faces a maximum 20 years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to distribution of more than 24 grams of fentanyl before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo. Jeremy Jorge, 21, admitted that on at least seven occasions between December 2016 and September 2017, he sold what he marketed as heroin in exchange for $300 to $1,300, according to the …