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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 that Carlos Laboy, 45, 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 180 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A, Wolford.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Patricia Astorga, who handled the prosecution of the case, stated that between February 2013 and February 2015, Laboy and co-defendant Amber Crouse participated in a heroin conspiracy. The two defendants sold heroin to confidential sources including one individual who claimed that Laboy and Crouse sold heroin to the individual every day for a year.

On February 5, 2015, a search warrant was executed at a residence on Gorton Street in Buffalo. Laboy and Crouse were both present. Officers recovered numerous baggies that contained heroin residue and three cellular telephones. One of the cellular telephones was a number that the confidential sources would contact to set up drug transactions.    

Amber Crouse was convicted and sentenced to 17 months in prison.

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 September 25, 2017