A Buffalo man faces a minimum of 10 years in prison and up to a maximum life sentence following his guilty plea to drug and weapons possession charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office Wednesday.
Antwone K. Dean, 37, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
Dean was on parole for a 2001 manslaughter conviction when state parole officers on Nov. 22, 2016, visited Dean’s East Eagle Street home for inspection, the U.S Attorney's Office said. Inside, officers found a loaded .45 caliber pistol and a bag of powder containing fentanyl and butyrylfentanyl, the U.S Attorney's Office said.
Dean is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 22 before Judge Wolford, officials said.