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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Buffalo Man Sentenced On Drug Charge

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Ivan Rosario, 20, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, was sentenced to 84 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward H. White, who handled the case, stated that from 2011 through February 4, 2014, the defendant conspired with others to possess and distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and fentanyl, a Schedule II controlled substance. As part of the conspiracy, Rosario maintained a residence in Buffalo for the purpose of distributing heroin and fentanyl to his customers. The defendant sold the drugs on a daily basis and received cash paid by customers.

The plea was the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Division.

Updated May 14, 2015