A drug trafficker nicknamed "Blue Demon" was sentenced to over a decade in prison on Tuesday. 34-year-old Julio Contreras was convicted of racketeering conspiracy in which he supplied the Schuele Boys Gang in Buffalo with upwards of $1 million dollars’ worth of cocaine a month.
The Schuele Boys Gang operated in the Schuele Avenue area of the East Side of Buffalo and was responsible for multiple acts of violence and the distribution of illegal narcotics including cocaine, crack cocaine, and marijuana. Contreras was arrested in July 2015 at the Anzalduas Port of Entry in Mission, Texas as he attempted to return to the United States from Mexico.
In addition to being the group’s main source of cocaine, Contreras purchased and built assault rifles in Texas that he then sold or traded to Mexican sources in connection with his cocaine trafficking. Contreras traveled to Buffalo on multiple occasions to meet with co-defendants Aaron Hicks and Letorrance Travis. On December 18, 2010, Hicks and the defendant were arrested by police outside a residence belonging to Travis on Courtland Avenue.
Contreras was one of 28 Schuele Boys Gang members, associates and other individuals arrested and convicted in this case.
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