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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 20, 2015

Jamestown Man Indicted On Drug And Gun Charges

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.–U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Ismael Burgos, 53, Jamestown, NY, with attempted possession with intent to distribute cocaine. The charge carries a maximum of 20 years in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Caleb J. Petzoldt, who is handling the case, stated that according to the indictment, on January 27, 2015, the defendant attempted to receive a package which investigators determined contained a quantity of cocaine.   

The indictment is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the United States Postal Inspection Service, under the direction of Shelly Binkowski, Inspector in Charge, Boston Division, and the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Office.   

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Updated March 23, 2015