Buffalo man faces up to 12 years in prison for trying to sell fentanyl/cocaine mix

Posted at 1:16 PM, May 16, 2017

A Buffalo man was arrested for selling a fentanyl/cocaine mix just four days into his five year probation.

Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says 24-year-old Phillip Jackson pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance and violating the terms of his probation.

Jackson was sentenced to five years probation in February after being convicted of criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to the DA. One of the terms of his probation required that he not be arrested.

Just four days later, Jackson was arrested after the Narcotics Unit of the Buffalo Police Department executed a search warrant at an apartment on Ashley Street, according to officials. The DA says Jackson was seen running from the backyard as police entered the apartment.

Police say they found 87 glassine envelopes of fentanyl and cocaine inside the apartment packaged for sale, resulting in Jackson's arrest and charges.

According to the DA, Jackson was charged with possessing the packages of fentanyl and cocaine with intent to sell.

Jackson faces up to 12 years in prison when he is sentenced on June 23.