Lockport man charged with heroin death

Posted at 3:08 PM, Sep 15, 2017

A federal grand jury has return an indictment against a Lockport man accused of providing heroin to a 22-year-old woman which resulted in her death.

22-year-old Pablo Lugo III is charged with distribution of fentanyl causing death in connection to the 2015 incident.

The charge carries a minimum penalty of 20 years to life in prison.

DEA Special Agent-in-Charge James Hunt stated, “This arrest sends a warning to both the drug dealer and drug users. Drug traffickers are reminded that enhanced charging penalties apply if an overdose death results from their illegal drug sales. And users are forewarned that today’s heroin harbors highly potent opioids that can cause instantaneous death.”