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Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty To Distributing Oxymorphone

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 Vincent Sawicki, 63, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty to distribution of oxymorphone, before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank T. Pimentel, who is handling the case, stated that on April 11, 2011, the defendant sold 40 Opana tablets to an undercover officer at 2175 South Park Avenue in Buffalo. On one occasion the previous month, the defendant sold 70 oxycodone tablets to an individual at the defendant’s residence.

The plea is the result of an investigation on the part of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Division.

Sentencing is scheduled for February 16, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. before Judge Arcara.

Updated November 9, 2015