Syracuse Man Sentenced for Possessing and Intending to Distribute Fentanyl

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SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Antwan Jones, age 37, of Syracuse, was sentenced today to serve 57 months in federal prison for possessing fentanyl with intent to distribute.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman, John B. DeVito, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and Chief Kenton Buckner, Syracuse Police Department.

In pleading guilty, Jones admitted to possessing and intending to distribute 132 grams of fentanyl, on January 20, 2020.  Jones was found to be in possession of the fentanyl during a search of his vehicle following a traffic stop in Syracuse New York.  Jones intended to distribute the fentanyl to others.

Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy also sentenced Jones to serve 3 years of post-release supervision.

This case was investigated by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and the Syracuse Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Andrew Beaty and Geoffrey Brown.