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Fentanyl dealer sentenced to 33 months in prison

A Buffalo fentanyl dealer has been sentenced to 33 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

John Walker Jr., 25, previously was convicted of distribution of fentanyl and unlawful possession of a firearm. Walker sold fentanyl to an FBI confidential source five separate times in March and April 2016, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Wei Xiang.

The last transactions was on April 18, 2016, when Walker sold a quantity of fentanyl for $1,000, and on April 26, 2016, a search warrant was executed at Walker's residence on Busti Avenue. Officers recovered a semi-automatic pistol and a magazine loaded with 13 rounds of 9mm ammunition. At the time, Walker was subject to a protection order that prohibits him from having a weapon.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Safe Streets Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Adam S. Cohen.

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