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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Buffalo Man Pleads Sentenced For Distributing Fentanyl

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Jeremy Jorge, 21, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of distribution of fentanyl, was sentenced to 24 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Scott S. Allen, Jr., and Wei Xiang, who handled the case, stated that on at least seven occasions, between December 2016 and September 2017, the defendant sold what he marketed as heroin in exchange for sums of money between $300 and $1,300. A forensic analysis later determined that the substances contained a mixture of various controlled substances including heroin, fentanyl, butyryl fentanyl, furanyl fentanyl, and U-47700. In total, Jorge distributed over 24 grams of fentanyl in the community.

Today’s sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Division.

Updated May 17, 2018