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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Buffalo Man Sentenced For Distributing Oxymorphone

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Vincent Sawicki, 64, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of distribution of oxymorphone, was sentenced to three years probation with six months of home detention by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank T. Pimentel, who handled the case, stated that on April 11, 2011, the defendant sold 40 Opana tablets to an undercover officer at 2175 South Park Avenue in Buffalo. On one occasion the previous month, the defendant sold 70 oxycodone tablets to an individual at the defendant’s residence.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation on the part of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Division.

Updated May 20, 2016