February 27, 2019
Contact: Erin Mulvey
Phone Number: (212) 337-2906
Buffalo man pleads guilty to selling butyryl fentanyl
BUFFALO, N.Y. – DEA New York Division Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan and U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr., announced that Antonio Broadus, 33, of Buffalo, N.Y., 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 Feb. 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 Jan. 29, 2018.
The plea is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Buffalo Resident Office.
Sentencing is scheduled for June 12, 2019, at 12:30 p.m. before Judge Arcara.
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