April 03, 2019
Contact: Erin Mulvey
Phone Number: (212) 337-2906
Man pleads guilty to selling heroin and gun possession in Western District of New York
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr., and DEA New York Division Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan announced that Jose O. Felix, 38, of Buffalo, N.Y., pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny to possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $5,000,000 fine.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Laura A. Higgins and Jeremiah E. Lenihan, who are handling the case, stated that on July 11, 2018, the DEA conducted a controlled purchase of heroin from the defendant. On July 19, 2018, a federal search warrant was executed at Felix’s residence at the Marine Drive Apartments in Buffalo. During the search, investigators recovered quantities of controlled substances, four firearms, ammunition and $192,614 in U.S. currency, along with multiple drug ledger notebooks, cutting agents and a money counter.
The plea is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Buffalo Resident Office, New York Division.
Sentencing is scheduled for July 31, 2019, before Judge Skretny.
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