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BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Luis Matias, of Buffalo, 29, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possessing with intent to distribute, and distributing, butyryl fentanyl, was sentenced to serve 70 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy C. Lynch, who handled the case, stated that in July 2017, law enforcement officers developed information that the defendant was distributing large quantities of butyryl fentanyl in the Buffalo area.

During the investigation, a confidential source and undercover officers were used to conduct controlled purchases from Matias. 

The plea is the culmination of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division; the New York State Police, under the direction of Major James Hall; and the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Byron Lockwood.

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