narcotics Last of 10 sentenced in narcotics prescription scheme By Marian Hetherly • May 23, 2019 Erwin Wodicka / iStock The U.S. Attorney's Office says a former nurse practitioner issued more than 200 phoney prescriptions for narcotics over the course of two years - and now the last of 10 people charged in the conspiracy has been sentenced. Illegal fentanyl drug sale leads to murder conviction By Mike Desmond • Nov 9, 2018 Michael Mroziak / WBFO News Dontrell Wise faces spending the rest of his life in a federal prison because a jury on Thursday ruled the illegal drugs he sold led to a death. Listen Listening... / 1:19 WBFO's Mike Desmond reports Leader of major opioids manufacturing & trafficking ring pleads guilty By Marian Hetherly • Oct 26, 2018 Federal authorities say they have brought down the leader of a major opioids manufacturing and trafficking ring that has been supplying New York's Southern Tier and Northern Pennsylvania. 'Manipulated syringes' infect several Roswell Park patients By Marian Hetherly • Sep 28, 2018 Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center says several patients developed an infection after an employee removed a narcotic from syringes and replaced it with water. Gang member sentenced to 50 years in federal prison By Associated Press • Sep 11, 2018 A member of a gang that specialized in robbing drug dealers in Buffalo has been sentenced to 50 years in federal prison. Sheriff: 3 arrested with 17 kilos of cocaine, $650K in cash By Mark Wozniak • Jul 26, 2018 Erie County Sheriff's Department The Erie County Sheriff's Office has announced the arrests of three people in connection with the possession of 17 kilos of cocaine and $650,0000 in cash. Rep. Reed opposed to supervised heroin injection sites By Caitlin Whyte • Jun 11, 2018 Congressman Tom Reed has declared his adamant opposition to the use of heroin injection sites. The Southern Tier Republican says the proposal is made by “extremists on the left.” Former NF police officer sentenced on cocaine charge By Marian Hetherly • May 30, 2018 Niagara Falls Police Department A former Niagara Falls police officer, convicted for involvement in narcotics sales, has been sentenced to time served and three years probation. Two facing up to 40 years in prison for narcotics sales By Marian Hetherly • May 11, 2018 A Lockport man is facing 5-40 years in prison for selling fentanyl-laced heroin, while a Buffalo is also facing up to 40 years in prison for beating a witness in a public housing drug-related case. Multiple injuries result from police-suspect chase By Marian Hetherly • Mar 30, 2017 A police chase through South Buffalo has resulted in multiple injuries, including a drug suspect being chased. POLL: More People Are Taking Opioids, Even As Their Concerns Rise By editor • Mar 3, 2017 Prescribed narcotic painkillers continue to fuel a nationwide opioid epidemic—nearly half of fatal overdoses in the United States involve opioids prescribed by a doctor. Gosy dropped by two health insurers By Marian Hetherly • May 10, 2016 www.gosyassociates.com Dr. Eugene Gosy, the Williamsville pain management physician accused of unlawfully providing narcotics prescriptions to patients, has been dropped by two local health insurers. College-area drug ring busted by multiple law enforcement agencies By Mike Desmond • Feb 19, 2016 Mike Desmond / WBFO News Buffalo’s University Heights neighborhood may be a little quieter this weekend, after police busted a notorious party house on major drug charges. 3-count indictment handed down in drug case By Chris Jamele • Jul 11, 2015 WBFO News file photo / WBFO News A federal grand jury on Friday returned a 3-count indictment against a Buffalo resident in a drug case. Feds bust drug rings in Buffalo, Dunkirk By Mike Desmond • Jun 18, 2015 Mike Desmond/WBFO News Two significant drug busts were announced Thursday, one in Dunkirk and one in Buffalo. Police say the busts show the aggressiveness of the area drug trade. Multiple arrests for narcotics and child endangerment in Springville By Avery Schneider • Feb 21, 2015 Erie County Sheriff / WBFO News The Erie County Sheriff has reported the arrest of five people in the Village of Springville, on an assortment of narcotics and child endangerment charges. Authorities bust two drug rings, arrest 32 By WBFO Newsroom • May 1, 2014 Authorities have broken up two large-scale drug distribution rings operating in Western New York.