May 10, 2018
Contact: Erin Mulvey
Phone Number: (212) 337-3900
Man Sentenced To 120 Months In Prison For Gun And Fentanyl Charges
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Drug Enforcement (DEA), New York Division, announced today that Antwone K. Dean, 37, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, was sentenced to 120 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Wei Xiang, who handled the case, stated that the defendant is on parole for a 2001 manslaughter conviction. On November 22, 2016, New York State parole officers visited Dean’s residence on East Eagle Street for inspection. Inside, they found the defendant, a loaded .45 caliber pistol, and a bag of powder containing fentanyl and butyryl fentanyl.
The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision; the Buffalo Police Department; the Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, New York Field Division.