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Buffalo Man Sentenced On Drug Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051
BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Christopher Gorzynski, 26, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of obtaining and possessing a controlled substance by fraud, was sentenced to 24 months probation by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney George C. Burgasser, who handled the case, stated that on October 3, 2013, the defendant, while working with the Drug Enforcement Administration, purchased prescription narcotics from a co-defendant who was working as a nurse in a local health care facility. After making the purchase, Gorzynski handed over a quantity of hydrocodone tablets to DEA agents stating that was the total purchase. Agents then searched the defendant and discovered 11 fentanyl patches hidden in Gorzynski’s shorts and in the sole of his shoes.

The sentencing is the culmination 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 Office, the Lackawanna Police Department, under the direction of Chief James Michel, the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Daniel Derenda, and the Erie County Sheriff’s Department, under the direction of Sheriff Timothy Howard.

Updated November 4, 2015