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Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty To Distributing Fentanyl

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 William J. Hochul, Jr., announced today that Alexander Snow, 33, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. to distribution of fentanyl. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of $1,000,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Caleb J. Petzoldt, who is handling the case, stated that between December 2014 and January 2015, the defendant distributed fentanyl in the city of Buffalo which included six undercover controlled purchases by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The plea 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 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. before Judge Geraci.

Updated February 18, 2016