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

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Buffalo Man Sentenced For Conspiracy To Distribute Molly

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Joshua Castro, 33, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, was sentenced to serve three years’ probation to include six months home detention by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Adler, who handled the case, stated that between February 2015 and January 28, 2016, the defendant conspired with others to possess and distribute “Molly,” a Scheduled I controlled substance. Castro sold “Molly” on three separate occasions (February 5, February 18, and March 25, 2015) to a confidential source.

Today’s sentencing is the result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Kevin Kelly and the Border Enforcement Security Taskforce, which includes the Ontario Provincial Police, Niagara Regional Police, Peel Regional Police and Toronto Police Services.

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