BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Authorities say Eury Rodriguez ran the biggest heroin ring in Buffalo history. Tuesday, he is off the streets and locked up.
The 33-year-old man stood before a State Supreme Court judge in downtown Buffalo, Tuesday morning. His attorney entered a not guilty plea on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal sale of a controlled substance, conspiracy and operating as a major trafficker.
State Police in Queens has been looking for Rodriguez for nearly two years. They say Rodriguez would regularly supply heroin from the Bronx to the west side of Buffalo.
In March of 2011, the largest heroin ring in Buffalo history was broken up. The state attorney general said Rodriguez was one of the 15 people named in the 51-count indictment, but that he managed to avoid arrest and had been on the run before being arrested in Queens.
A pre-trial date was set for later this month. Motions are likely to begin mid March.
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