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Press Release

Tonawanda Man Arrested On Cocaine 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 Jesus Rojas, 32, of Tonawanda, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, cocaine. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and a $1,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura A. Higgins, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, between October 27, 2016, and October 12, 2017, the defendant sold cocaine to a confidential source working with law enforcement officers on four separate occasions. On October 23, 2017, officers executed a search warrant at Rojas’s residence on Military Road in Tonawanda and seized a quantity of marijuana.

The defendant made an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer and was released on conditions.

The complaint 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 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 October 30, 2017