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

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Buffalo Man Convicted On Heroin Charge

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 Roberto Leon, 24, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, heroin. The defendant faces a maximum term of 20 years in prison and a fine of $1,000,000.


Assistant U.S. Attorney Brendan T. Cullinane, who is handling the case, stated that in September of 2015, the defendant sold a quantity of heroin to a Drug Enforcement Administration confidential source (CS) on two separate occasions.


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


Sentencing is scheduled for May 23, 2017, before Judge Vilardo.


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Updated February 8, 2017