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

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Heroin And Gun Possession

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y.  U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Jose O. Felix, 38, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny to possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $5,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Laura A. Higgins and Jeremiah E. Lenihan, who are handling the case, stated that on July 11, 2018, the DEA conducted a controlled purchase of heroin from the defendant. On July 19, 2018, a federal search warrant was executed at Felix’s residence at the Marine Drive Apartments in Buffalo. During the search, investigators recovered quantities of controlled substances, four firearms, ammunition, and $192,614 in U.S. currency, along with multiple drug ledger notebooks, cutting agents, and a money counter.

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

Sentencing is scheduled for July 31, 2019, before Judge Skretny.  

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Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated April 3, 2019