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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Buffalo Man Sentenced On Heroin 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 Michael Massey, 35, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin, was sentenced to three years probation by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Catherine Baumgarten, who handled the case, stated that on September 18, 2012, the defendant sold four grams of heroin for $1,200 to an undercover officer at Massey’s residence on Taunton Place in Buffalo. On September 24, 2012, Massey sold 3.2 grams of heroin to an undercover officer at a residence on Abbotsford Place in Buffalo, in exchange once again for $1,200.

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

Updated July 24, 2015