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Man, 32, pleads guilty to selling fentanyl

A man pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to selling fentanyl to a confidential source working for federal agents, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Miguel Figueroa, 32, of Puerto Rico, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 10 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing butyryl fentanyl and furanyl fentanyl, before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison when sentenced June 25, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Figueroa sold drugs March 7 and April 11 in exchange for $1,100 cash. Forensic testing determined that the controlled substance Figueroa sold contained butyryl fentanyl, U-47700, furanyl fentanyl and fentanyl, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

On April 24, 2017, officers raided Figueroa’s 15th Street home in Buffalo, where they seized a plastic bag and five glassine envelopes containing a powder substance, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Testing determined the plastic bag and one envelope contained butyryl fentanyl, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

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