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West Seneca Man Pleads Guilty To Oxycodone Distribution

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.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Fred Suchan, 33, of West Seneca, NY, pleaded guilty to distribution of oxycodone, before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank T. Pimentel, who is handling the case, stated that on three dates in September and October 2010, the defendant sold or attempted to sell OxyContin and Opana tablets to an undercover police officer in a commercial parking lot on Abbott Road in Orchard Park. On the last occasion, officers seized a 9 mm rifle, a loaded 9 mm magazine, and additional 9 mm ammunition from Suchan’s vehicle.

The plea is the result of an investigation on the part of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Division, and the Orchard Park Police Department, under the direction of Chief Mark Pacholec.

Sentencing is scheduled for December 10, 2015, at 12:30 p.m. before Judge Arcara.

Updated August 27, 2015