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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 1, 2015

Buffalo Man Arrested For Drug Possession

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE:  (716) 843-5817
FAX #:                 (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that David Medina, 49, of Buffalo, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession with intent to distribute heroin.  The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years and a $1,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Catherine Baumgarten, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, David Medina was arrested in the City of Buffalo, and was in possession of approximately 100 grams of heroin that was to be distributed.

The defendant made an initial appearance this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder, Jr. Medina is being held pending a status conference scheduled for May 13, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

The criminal complaint is the culmination of an investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge J. Michael Kennedy.

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 May 5, 2015