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Buffalo man on parole for manslaughter arrested on weapon, drug charges

A Buffalo man on parole following a manslaughter conviction was arrested Monday on drug and weapons charges.

Antwone K. Dean, 36,  of East Eagle Street was charged by criminal complaint with possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and butyryl fentanyl; possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking; and possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. The charges carry a minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of life and a $1 million fine.

State parole officers visited Dean’s residence on East Eagle Street for inspection on Nov. 22.  and found in his possession a loaded .45 caliber pistol, and a bag containing about 56 grams of powder containing fentanyl and butyryl fentanyl, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Wei Xiang, who is handling the case.

Dean is on parole for a 2001 manslaughter conviction and is legally prohibited from possessing a gun. He was ordered detained Monday by U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder Jr., and returned to state custody on a parole violation.

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