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Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Heroin

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 Victor Quinones, 23, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to distribution of heroin. The charge carries 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 on July 16, 2019, the defendant sold heroin to an individual working with the FBI. A few days later, on July 18, 2019, a federal search warrant was executed at Quinones’ residence on Leroy Avenue where he was apprehended. Investigators recovered drug packaging and a quantity of butyryl fentanyl. Quinones admitted to selling heroin in the Buffalo area for approximately one year.

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

Sentencing is scheduled for April 24, 2020, before Judge Vilardo.

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Updated December 10, 2019

Drug Trafficking