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Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Fentanyl

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Antonio Broadus, 33, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, butyryl fentanyl. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.           

Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy C. Lynch, who handled the case, stated that on February 11, 2018, an individual working for the Drug Enforcement Administration arranged to purchase five grams of fentanyl from the defendant. The following day, the individual met up with Broadus in the parking lot of a retail store on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo. The two exchanged $420 for the five grams of fentanyl. In addition, the defendant also sold another five grams of fentanyl to a separate individual working with the DEA on January 29, 2018.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Office.

Sentencing is scheduled for June 12, 2019, at 12:30 p.m. before Judge Arcara.

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Updated February 25, 2019

Drug Trafficking