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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Buffalo Man Charged With Selling Heroin Linked To The Death Of A Hamburg Man

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Tyrone Green, 24, 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 in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy C. Lynch, who is handling the case, stated that the charge in the complaint stems from an investigation into an overdose death that occurred in Hamburg, NY on March 26, 2018. Through text messages on the decedent’s cellular telephone, detectives with the Hamburg Police Department and Special Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration identified Green as the decedent’s supplier. Law enforcement officers then set up a controlled purchase of heroin from the defendant. When Green arrived to sell the heroin, he was arrested and found to be in possession of heroin.

The complaint is the result of an investigation by the Hamburg Police Department, under the direction of Chief Gregory Wickett, and the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special-Agent-in-Charge James J. Hunt.

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 April 12, 2018