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. 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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