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Buffalo Man Sentenced On Heroin Charge

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. - Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today Julio Sanchez, 30, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin, was sentenced to 78 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura A. Higgins, who handled the case, stated that on February 26, 2014, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at a residence on West Delavan Avenue. During the search, officers recovered more than 100 grams of heroin, drug packaging paraphernalia, and $4,000 in cash. Sanchez and co-defendants Tomas Figueroa and Elias Figueroa were arrested at the scene. Two other defendants, Steven Martinez and Jeffrey Coleman, were also arrested that day. All five defendants have been convicted; Sanchez is the first to be sentenced. 

Today’s 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 May 5, 2017