Buffalo Man Indicted on Drug Charges
BUFFALO, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Aaron Hicks, a/k/a Boog, a/k/a Boogy, 30, of Buffalo, NY, with conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. The charge carries a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Wei Xiang, who is handling the case, stated that according to the indictment, between 2010 and 2014, the defendant was involved, along with others, in the distribution of cocaine on the East Side of Buffalo. In a related case, in July 2014, 17 members and associates of the Schuele Boys were also arrested and charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
The indictment is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Safe Streets Task Force of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Daniel Derenda, and Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James J. hunt, Special Agent in Charge.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.