(WNY News Now) – A federal grand jury has issued an 11-count indictment against brothers from Buffalo, NY. The indictment charges them with narcotics conspiracy, distribution of crack cocaine, and fentanyl. These charges carry a mandatory minimum of five years in prison, a maximum sentence of 40 years, and a fine of up to $1,000,000.
Buffalo – According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Louis A. Testani, the indictment alleges that between May 9 and July 5, 2023, Arquan Butler, known as Easy, aged 25, and Jahaun Butler, also 25, conspired with others to sell fentanyl and crack cocaine in the Buffalo and Cheektowaga, NY, regions. This operation involved controlled purchases of crack cocaine and/or fentanyl on ten separate occasions.
Jahaun Butler appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder, Jr. today and was released on certain conditions. Arquan Butler is scheduled for arraignment on September 28, 2023.