Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant signed by Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case for a dwelling within the Marine Drive apartment complex in Buffalo.
At approximately 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, Detectives with the Narcotics Unit searched Pedro Hernandez Alvarez’s apartment. During the search, Detectives found in excess of 1/8 of an ounce of what was suspected to be fentanyl/heroin and various drug paraphernalia, including scales and packaging.
The subject was arrested and charged with three counts of felony possession of narcotics with intent to sell, two felony counts of criminal sale of narcotics, felony Criminal Possession of a Narcotic Drug and two counts of misdemeanor Criminal Use of Drug paraphernalia.
The unit’s investigation stemmed from information gathered by Narcotics Detectives working various Sheriff’s patrol districts.
Chief Alan Rozansky, Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit stated, “Our investigations led Sheriff’s undercover deputies to Hernandez Alvarez where they purchased heroin and fentanyl. We then sought the warrant and arrested him as soon as possible to prevent additional individuals from buying this deadly drug. Erie County is witnessing and increase of overdose deaths from heroin and fentanyl and hopefully Hernandez Alvarez’s arrest will prevent another overdose and or death.”
Hernandez Alvarez was taken to the Erie County Holding Center pending arraignment in Buffalo City Court.