West Seneca Man Charged With Selling Meth | USAO-WDNY

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BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Timothy J. Chowaniec, 62, of West Seneca, NY, was arrested and charged by complaint with possessing with the intent distribute, and distributing, five grams of more of methamphetamine. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, and a maximum of 40 years. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles E. Watkins, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, on three separate occasions in January and February of 2020, an undercover investigator with the New York State Police purchased quantities of methamphetamine from the defendant near Chowaniec’s residence in West Seneca. On April 14, 2020, the DEA and United States Postal Inspection Service executed a search warrant on a parcel from California addressed to the defendant at his West Seneca residence. Located inside the parcel was a plastic sandwich bag containing approximately 3.7 ounces of suspected methamphetamine.

The complaint is the result of an investigation by the New York State Police, under the direction of Major James Hall; the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division; and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, under the direction of Boston Division Inspector-in-Charge Joseph W. Cronin.

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