Indictment Returned Against Alleged Heroin/Fentanyl Dealer

Modified: January 12, 2016 9:52am


First Assistant Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr. announces that 24 year-old James Davidson of 37 Bremen Street in the City of Buffalo was arraigned in Erie County Court on an indictment charging him with five counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree as well as six counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree. 

Buffalo Police Department Narcotics Detectives began an investigation into Davidson after the Buffalo Police Department Homicide Squad responded to a fatal overdose in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village and discovered a note written by the decedent, claiming he bought the heroin from a man named “Cash” and setting forth the telephone number of James Davidson.

Narcotics Detectives began an investigation, which allegedly resulted in five undercover purchases of heroin and fentanyl from James Davidson. When the police arrested him, Davidson allegedly had more than 50 bags of heroin in his possession.   

If convicted of these crimes, Davidson faces a maximum prison sentence of 72 years. 

Like all defendants accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.