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Buffalo Man Charged With Selling Fentanyl That Caused Serious Bodily Injury

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. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment Julian Beavers, a/k/a Ock, a/k/a Marcel Ceasar, a/k/a BJ, 32, of Buffalo, NY, with possession with intent to distribute and distribution of fentanyl and acetyl fentanyl causing serious bodily injury, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin, furanyl fentanyl, acetyl fentanyl, and fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, heroin, fentanyl, and furanyl fentanyl. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 20 years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $1,000,000 fine.   

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Emmanuel O. Ulubiyo and Michael J. Adler, who are handling the case, stated that according to the indictment and a previously filed complaint, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Cheektowaga Police Department had been conducting an investigation into the narcotics trafficking activities of the defendant, a heroin and fentanyl distributor with a large customer base in the Buffalo

On September 19, 2017, Beavers sold acetyl fentanyl and fentanyl, causing serious bodily injury to an individual identified as E.R.

On November 21 and November 28, 2017, investigators conducted two undercover purchases of heroin from Beavers. The defendant obtains heroin and fentanyl from an unidentified source of supply.

Beavers is scheduled to be arraigned on October 1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer. 

The indictment 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, and the Cheektowaga Police Department, under the direction of Chief David Zack.

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.  

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Updated September 28, 2018