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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of New York

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
James P. Kennedy, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Barbara Burns

Buffalo Man Sentenced on Fentanyl and Gun Charges

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. 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, under the direction of Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci; the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Byron Lockwood; the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of James J. Hunt, Special Agent-in-Charge, New York Field Division; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in- Charge Ashan Benedict, New York Field Division.
 
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Field Division: New York Field Division