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

Friday, March 20, 2015

Arcade Man Indicted On Drug And Gun Charges

CONTACT:       Barbara Burns
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BUFFALO, N.Y.–U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that a federal grand jury has returned a 10 count indictment charging Ryan Tojdowski, 31, of Arcade, NY, with manufacturing marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, oxycodone, morphine, alprazolam, hydrocodone, clonazepam, dihydrocodeine, maintaining a drug involved premises, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of 20 years and a $500,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Caleb J. Petzoldt, who is handling the case, stated that according to the indictment, on December 17, 2014, during the course of an investigation, the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department discovered the defendant to be in engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of marijuana. In addition, deputies found Tojdowski to be in possession of quantities of oxycodone, morphine, alprazolam, hydrocodone, clonazepam, dihydrocodeine as well as a .223 assault rifle.   

The indictment is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department, under the direction of Gregory J. Rudolph and the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Office.   

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.    

Updated March 23, 2015