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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Buffalo Man Sentenced For Selling Fentanyl

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, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, fentanyl, was sentenced to serve 30 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

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.

Today’s sentencing 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.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Updated June 12, 2019