Drug Enforcement Administration

New York

Acting Special Agent in Charge Keith Kruskall , Special Agent in Charge

March 24, 2018

Contact: Erin Mulvey

Phone Number: (212) 337-3900

Heroin Distributor Sentenced In Buffalo, NY

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Division of the U.S. Drug Enforcement (DEA) announced 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 (CNET) and the Buffalo Police Department.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Buffalo Resident Office, New York Division; the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement (CNET); and the Buffalo Police Department.

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