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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 23, 2018

Buffalo Man Sentenced For Heroin Possession And Distribution

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Adalberto Cruz, 28, of Puerto Rico, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin, was sentenced to 12 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan A. Tokash, who handled the case, stated that on February 25, 2015, Cruz distributed heroin on the West Side of Buffalo. The investigation utilized undercover purchases conducted by the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET) and the Buffalo Police Department.

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; the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET), under the direction of Detail Commander Major Mary Clark and Lieutenant Kevin Reyes, CNET West Commander; and the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Byron Lockwood.   

Updated March 26, 2018