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Buffalo man sentenced on drug charges

A Buffalo man was sentenced to 24 months of probation after being convicted of obtaining and possessing a controlled substance by fraud. U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. said Christopher Gorzynski, 26, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

On Oct. 3, the defendant, while working with the Drug Enforcement Administration, purchased prescription narcotics from a co-defendant who was working as a nurse in a local health care facility. After making the purchase, Gorzynski handed over a quantity of hydrocodone tablets to DEA agents stating that was the total purchase. Agents then searched the defendant and discovered 11 fentanyl patches hidden in Gorzynski’s shorts and in the sole of his shoes, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney George C. Burgasser, who handled the case.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the DEA, the Lackawanna Police Department, the Buffalo Police Department and the Erie County Sheriff’s Department.