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Buffalo Man Arrested For Selling Illegal Opioids

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051
BUFFALO, N.Y.- Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Jeremy Jorge, 21, of Buffalo, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin, fentanyl, butyryl fentanyl, furanyl fentanyl, and U-47700. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Wei Xiang, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, between December 2016 and October 2017, the defendant sold opioids on multiple occasions in the Buffalo area during controlled purchases by the Drug Enforcement Administration. In total, the DEA obtained several thousand dollars worth of opioids from Jorge. Variations of the drugs contained combinations of heroin, fentanyl, butyryl fentanyl, furanyl fentanyl, and U-47700.

The defendant made an initial appearance this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge  Michael J. Roemer and is being held pending a detention hearing on October 31, 2017.

The criminal complaint is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Division.

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 October 30, 2017