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Two sentenced for distributing heroin


BUFFALO -- Angel Ruiz, 39, and Barbara Moses, 36, both of Buffalo, were sentenced today, by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr., based upon their prior pleas of guilty to conspiring to distribute heroin.  Specifically, Ruiz was sentenced to 72 months imprisonment, and Moses was sentenced to 9 months imprisonment for her role in assisting Ruiz.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph M. Tripi, who handled the case, stated that Ruiz’s conviction was based upon multiple sales of heroin and fentanyl that he made in Buffalo which were discovered during the course of a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation.  Moses admitted to helping Ruiz sell heroin on two occasions.

The sentencing was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Resident Agent in Charge John Flickenger, Buffalo Field Office.