Federal Charges Lodged In Celoron Fatal Drug Overdose

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BUFFALO, N.Y. – A Fredonia man accused of selling drugs that lead to a fatal overdose in the Jamestown area is facing federal charges connected to the death.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office arrested and charged John Wallace Buchanan on Wednesday for distribution of fentanyl causing death; among other drug trafficking and illegal firearm crimes.

In January 2022, the Ellicott Police Department responded to a residence on Boulevard Avenue in Celoron where a victim, identified as B.G., was found lying face down on the living room floor.

It’s alleged the victim communicated with Buchanan online to purchase the drugs.

At the scene officers recovered, among other evidence, ammunition and three firearms. Investigators learned that Buchanan was attempting to sell firearms to B.G.

The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 25 years in prison and a maximum of life.


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