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Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty To Heroin Conspiracy

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 James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Kevin Hinca, 28, of Lancaster, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to conspiracy to distribute heroin. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and a maximum $1,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles J. Volkert, Jr., who is handling the case, stated that between December 2015 and June 2016, the defendant conspired with others to distribute heroin in the Western District of New York. Hinca was identified as a heroin dealer during a 2016 DEA investigation into a larger drug-trafficking network operating in the Buffalo area.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 1, 2020, before Judge Arcara.

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Updated December 13, 2019

Drug Trafficking