BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Buffalo man arrested during a drug raid at Williamstowne Apartments pleaded guilty before Erie County Court Justice Thomas P. Franczyk.
Eddie Fields, 44, pleaded guilty to Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree according to Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn.
The Erie County Sheriff’s Office executed a search an apartment at 28 Williamstown Court on April 21, 2017. During the raid of the apartment, Mr.Fields was found to be in possession of a large amount of fentanyl.
The drug is about 100 times more powerful than morphine and between 30-50 times more powerful than heroin. It’s also a driving force behind a sweeping drug epidemic, which has caused the number of opioid-related deaths to spike in Erie County and across the nation. Fentanyl is often used to cut heroin without buyers’ knowledge, resulting in lethal consequences.
Mr. Fields faces up to 14 years in prison when he is sentenced on July 14, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. by Justice Franczyk.