Pair indicted on federal drug charges


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Buffalo man and a Mexican national have been indicted on federal charges of drug possession.

During a traffic stop on Saturday, State Police say they found more than 100 grams of heroin in a vehicle whose occupants were Ricardo Melendez (a.k.a Ricardo Sanchez, or Pupu), 18, of Buffalo and Abraham Tiro-Sanchez (a.k.a. Shorty, or Mexico), 22, of Mexico. Both men were taken into custody and were indicted Thursday on charges of possession with intent to distribute and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin.

Sanchez and Tiro-Sanchez are being held pending their next court date on July 14. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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