Middle TN Man Sentenced to Nearly 14 Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Fentanyl, Methamphetamine, and Heroin

Jan 16, 2024 at 12:50 pm by WGNS News

NASHVILLE – Antonio Daniels, 43, of Nashville, Tennessee, was sentenced today to 165 months, or nearly 14 years, in federal prison to be followed by 5 years of supervised release, announced United States Attorney Henry C. Leventis. In July 2023, Daniels pled guilty to a four-count Indictment charging him with distributing, and possessing with the intent to distribute, fentanyl, methamphetamine, and heroin.

On four separate occasions between November 2020 and January 2021, law enforcement officers, using a confidential informant, made controlled purchases of fentanyl, methamphetamine, and heroin from Daniels near his residence on Lenore Street in Nashville. In total across the four sales, Daniels distributed approximately 61.3 grams of fentanyl, 394.5 grams of methamphetamine, and 7.2 grams of heroin to the confidential informant.   


“Fentanyl and other illicit drugs sold by this defendant are wreaking havoc in our communities and leaving carnage in their wake,” said United States Attorney Henry C. Leventis. “Today’s sentence will remove this defendant from the streets for over a decade and is the latest illustration of my office’s commitment to holding fentanyl dealers accountable.”    

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and the Crossville Police Department. Assistant United States Attorneys Nicholas J. Goldin and Ahmed A. Safeeullah prosecuted the case.

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