A Westchester County man pleaded guilty Monday before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara Monday to unlawfully intending to sell prescription painkillers as a result of his arrest in Amherst last December.
Charles O’Garro, 27, of Yorktown Heights, faces up to 20 years in prison, a fine of $1 million, when he is sentenced at a date that was not released.
O’Garro was nabbed Dec. 19 in an investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration involving prescription pill trafficking between the New York City area and Western New York. He was arrested after trying to sell a large quantity of prescription medication in a parking lot along Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst. DEA special agents seized more than 350 OxyCodone, hydrocodone and Xanax tablets, prosecutors said.
At the time, O’Garro was working as a technician in a pharmacy in Mohegan Lake.
Amherst and Erie County sheriff’s investigators assisted in the probe.