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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Jamestown Man Sentenced on Drug Charges

 

       BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Boris Aguayo-Matos, 35, of Jamestown, N.Y., who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and possession of a firearm in relation to drug trafficking activities, was sentenced to 121 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas S. Duszkiewicz, who handled the case, stated that on March 17, 2011, based on information obtained through a wiretap investigation, the defendant was arrested in Celeron, N.Y. by with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department deputies. At the time of his arrest, deputies seized approximately a ½ kilogram of heroin and two firearms.

During a subsequent search of the defendant’s residence and other locations, deputies also seized additional quantities of heroin, cocaine, firearms, vehicles and approximately $300,000 in United States currency.    

Aguayo-Matos was one of eight defendants arrested in this heroin trafficking investigation.  All defendants have been convicted.  

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of James J. Hunt, Acting Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Division, the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, under the direction of Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Lieutenant David Bentley, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department, under the direction of Sheriff Joseph Gerace, and the Jamestown Police Department, under the direction of Harry Snellings.