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Buffalo man going to prison for selling fentanyl

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BUFFALO -- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Miguel Figueroa, 33, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possessing with intent to distribute, and distributing, 10 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing butyryl fentanyl and furanyl fentanyl, was sentenced to serve 37 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Laura A. Higgins and Jeremiah E. Lenihan, who handled the case, stated that on March 7, 2017, and April 11, 2017, the defendant sold drugs to a confidential source working for the DEA in exchange for $1,100 cash. Forensic testing determined that the controlled substance sold by Figueroa contained butyryl fentanyl, U-47700, furanyl fentanyl, and fentanyl.

On April 24, 2017, law enforcement officers executed a New York State search warrant at Figueroa’s residence on 15th Street in Buffalo. Officers recovered a plastic bag and five glassine envelopes containing butyryl fentanyl and other substances. Officers also recovered packaging materials, a digital scale, and approximately $3,137 in cash.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division, and the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Byron Lockwood.

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