(WNY News Now) – Jancarlos Gonzalez-Rivera, known as Los, has been sentenced to 210 months in prison for his role as the leader of a significant fentanyl distribution ring according to U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross.
Buffalo – Jancarlos Gonzalez-Rivera, also known as “Los,” has been handed a 210-month prison sentence by Chief U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford. The sentence is a result of his involvement as the ringleader of a long-standing narcotics operation in Rochester, New York, which focused on the distribution of 400 grams or more of fentanyl.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Everardo A. Rodriguez, who prosecuted the case, revealed that Gonzalez-Rivera’s activities within the conspiracy encompassed coordinating fentanyl deliveries, overseeing the storage of drugs and proceeds in various Rochester locations, processing and packaging fentanyl for distribution, as well as personally distributing the illicit substance. Moreover, Gonzalez-Rivera was ordered to forfeit three firearms, $225,000 in cash, and jewelry valued at approximately $118,000, seized from his residence.
The culmination of this extensive investigation took place on April 30, 2020, with the execution of multiple search warrants. During these operations, approximately 982 grams of fentanyl and 67 grams of heroin, three handguns, drug paraphernalia, and $225,000 in cash were seized from one of Gonzalez-Rivera’s stash houses. At his residence, investigators discovered approximately $9,800 in cash and valuable jewelry, including two Rolex watches worth $55,000 and $35,000, solidifying the case against him.