September 28, 2018
Contact: Erin Mulvey
Phone Number: (212) 337-2906
Buffalo man charged with selling fentanyl that caused serious bodily injury
BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and Special Agent in Charge James Hunt, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division announced today that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Julian Beavers, a/k/a Ock, a/k/a Marcel Ceasar, a/k/a BJ, 32, of Buffalo, New York, with possession with intent to distribute and distribution of fentanyl and acetyl fentanyl causing serious bodily injury; conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin, furanyl fentanyl, acetyl fentanyl, and fentanyl; possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, heroin, fentanyl, and furanyl fentanyl. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 20 years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $1,000,000 fine.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Emmanuel O. Ulubiyo and Michael J. Adler, who are handling the case, said that according to the indictment and a previously filed complaint, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Cheektowaga Police Department had been conducting an investigation into the narcotics trafficking activities of the defendant, a heroin and fentanyl distributor with a large customer base in the Buffalo area.
On Sept. 19, 2017, Beavers sold acetyl fentanyl and fentanyl, causing serious bodily injury to an individual identified as E.R.
On Nov. 21 and Nov. 28, 2017, investigators conducted two undercover purchases of heroin from Beavers. The defendant obtained heroin and fentanyl from an unidentified source of supply.
Beavers is scheduled to be arraigned on Oct. 1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer.
The indictment is the result of an investigation by the DEA Buffalo Resident Office, and the Cheektowaga Police Department.
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