Buffalo Man Going to Prison for Selling Heroin and Fentanyl
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross and Special Agent in Charge Frank A. Tarentino III, Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division announced today that Moralles Mendez, 44, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, was sentenced to serve 90 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Meghan E. Leydecker and Charles E. Watkins, Jr., who are handling the case, stated that in August and September 2019, investigators conducted two controlled purchases of heroin and fentanyl from Mendez. On September 25, 2019, another controlled purchase was arranged and when Mendez arrived at the pre-determined location, he was arrested with a quantity of heroin and fentanyl on the front passenger seat of his vehicle. Law enforcement also executed a search warrant at Mendez’s residence and recovered five cellphones and two digital scales.
The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the DEA Buffalo District Office, New York Division.