Man pleads guilty to distributing fentanyl patches


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Buffalo man now admits his role in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl patches.

The U.S. Attorney announced 45-year-old Gregory Pendziwiatr pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge that carries a maximum of 20 years in prison, a fine of $5,000 or both.

Pendziwiatr and co-defendant Mary Moran allegedly went as far as picking up and delivering prescription fentanyl patches from a RiteAid store in West Seneca, delivering them to an address in Buffalo and then returning to the store again to replace the patches for another type. The patches were delivered to Moran’s sister-in-law Barbara Moran.

Both Barbara and Mary Moran have been convicted of possess with intent to distribute and to distribute fentanyl. They are awaiting their sentencing.

Pendziwiatr will learn his sentence in October.

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