Buffalo Man Sentenced on Drug Charge
Buffalo, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Alfredo Alvarez-Martinez, 26, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes, was sentenced to 123 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas S. Duszkiewicz, who handled the case, stated that during the execution of a search warrant at the defendant’s residence on April 17, 2012, law enforcement officers recovered three firearms including a .45 caliber pistol, a .22 caliber pistol, and a .25 caliber pistol. Officers also seized a quantity of heroin, drug packaging materials, and $10,900 in U.S. currency.The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Division.