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Lancaster man pleads guilty to selling heroin and fentanyl that led to an overdose death

Posted: 3:48 PM, Oct 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-08 15:48:45-04
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A 23-year-old Lancaster man has pleaded guilty to selling heroin and fentanyl that led to the death of a man in February of 2017.

Between June 2013 and March 23, 2017, prosecutors say Joshua Levine worked with Robert Moore to distribute and sell heroin in the City of Buffalo. In February of 2017, Levine received a quantity of heroin and fentanyl from Moore. Levine distributed the drugs to another user who died as a result of an overdose.

Buffalo, Lancaster, and Amherst police officers, along with state police and the DEA were able to purchase fentanyl from Moore eleven times. Officers were able to purchase fentanyl from Levine. Authorities found similar drug packaging and drugs while conducting a search warrant of both Moore's and Levine's residence. Both men were arrested.

Levine faces up to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $1,000,000.

Moore was previously convicted and is awaiting sentencing.