Jamestown Man Sentenced On Drug Charges

BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Boris Aguayo-Matos, 35, of Jamestown, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 1 kilogram or more of heroin and possession of a firearm in relation to drug trafficking activities, was sentenced to 121 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas S. Duszkiewicz, who handled the case, stated that on March 17, 2011, based on information obtained through a wiretap investigation, the defendant was arrested in Celoron by with the Chautauqua County Sheriffs Department deputies. At the time of his arrest, deputies seized approximately a half-kilogram of heroin and two firearms.

During a subsequent search of the defendants residence and other locations, deputies also seized additional quantities of heroin, cocaine, firearms, vehicles and approximately $300,000 in United States currency.

Aguayo-Matos was one of eight defendants arrested in this heroin trafficking investigation. All defendants have been convicted.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of James J. Hunt, Acting Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Division, the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, under the direction of Chautauqua County Sheriffs Lieutenant David Bentley, the Chautauqua County Sheriffs Department, under the direction of Sheriff Joseph Gerace, and the Jamestown Police Department, under the direction of Harry Snellings.