Jamestown man admits to selling heroin and fentanyl which led to two fatal overdoses

BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) — A Jamestown man pleaded guilty to distributing heroin and fentanyl, which led to a fatal overdose in two people in 2018, US Attorneys said.

Steven Mojica Medina, 35, has been charged as a felon with possession and intent to distribute heroin, fentanyl and acetylfentanyl, and possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Officials said that on August 30, 2018, a person identified as JH fatally overdosed after ingesting a substance containing fentanyl and acetylfentanyl, both of which were provided to her by Medina.

A little over a week later, on September 9, a person identified as JT also took a fatal overdose after ingesting a substance containing heroin, fentanyl and acetylfentanyl. According to officials, Medina provided the substance to a third party, who then passed it on to the person who has since died.

Jamestown Police conducted controlled heroin and fentanyl purchases in Medina on December 1-2, 2020, prompting a search warrant to be issued at Medina’s home. Officials said investigators discovered two loaded firearms, cocaine and 48 bags of fentanyl weighing just under two grams during the search. Medina is a convicted felon and is therefore not allowed to own a firearm.

Just under a year later, on November 1, 2021, Medina was pulled over in his vehicle by Jamestown police. According to officers, officers recovered a semi-automatic pistol, six magazines and around 167 rounds of ammunition, as well as 24 wrapped bags of crack cocaine.

Medina is due to be sentenced on December 11. He faces a maximum of 50 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

Adam Gorski is from Buffalo and joined news 4 Team in 2022. See more of his work here.

Tom Vazquez

Tom Vazquez is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Tom Vazquez joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Tom Vazquez by emailing tomvazquez@ustimetoday.com.

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