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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 16, 2019

Buffalo Man Indicted On Multiple Drug Charges

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 charging Victor Quinones, 22, of Buffalo, NY, with distribution of heroin, possession with intent to distribute butyryl fentanyl, and maintaining a drug-involved premises. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles J. Volkert, Jr., who is handling the case, stated that according to the indictment, between September 2018 and July 18, 2019, the defendant maintained and used a home at 165 Leroy Avenue in Buffalo for the purpose of drug trafficking. On July 16, 2019, Quinones sold heroin to an individual working with the FBI.
On July 18, 2019, investigators executed a federal search warrant at 165 Leroy Avenue. Officers seized drug packaging materials and a quantity of butyryl fentanyl. The defendant was arrested at that time.

Quinones was arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroder, Jr. and is being detained. 

The indictment is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Buffalo Office, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert, and the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Byron Lockwood.

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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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Updated August 16, 2019