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Buffalo man snared in DEA sting pleads guilty to selling fentanyl

A Buffalo man who sold drugs to a person working for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to possession with intent to distribute and distribution of butyryl fentanyl, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Antonio Broadus, 33, faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison when he is sentenced June 12 before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, a person working for the DEA arranged to purchase 5 grams fentanyl from Broadus on Feb. 11, 2018. The following day, the two met in the parking lot of a store on Jefferson Avenue, where Broadus was paid $420 in the sale.

Prosecutors said Broadus also sold another five grams of fentanyl to someone else working with the DEA on Jan. 29, 2018.

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