U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Abraham Reinhardt, 23, of Clarence, N.Y., was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, hallucinogenic mushrooms and Oxymorphone. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, a $1,000,000 fine or both.
Assistant U.S. Attorney John M. Alsup, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, Reinhardt, a pharmacy student at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y., was arrested in the parking lot of the Home Depot in Batavia, N.Y. where he was about to sell 80 Opana (Oxymorphone) tablets, a quantity of marijuana, and hallucinogenic mushrooms.
Following Reinhardt’s arrest, a search warrant was executed at the defendant’s residence on Elmwood Avenue in Rochester. Drug Enforcement Agents seized Oxymorphone pills, and a quantity of hallucinogenic mushrooms and marijuana.
The complaint further alleges that during the summer months, the defendant operated an ice cream truck in Cheektowaga, N.Y. and sold hallucinogenic mushrooms and marijuana from the truck.
Reinhardt made an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Hugh B. Scott this afternoon. He was released on $5,000 bond and is due back in court for a preliminary hearing on December 4, 2012.