BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A 61-year-old Buffalo man pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute opioids.

In October 2019, law enforcement began investigating Herman Watts’s drug trafficking activities which included a controlled purchase of butyryl fentanyl. In November 2019, investigators issued a search warrant for Watts’s Littlefield Street residence where they recovered quantities of butyryl fentanyl methamphetamine, a digital scale, white facemasks, a box of red and white glassine envelopes, black rubber bands, and baking soda.

Watts is facing a maximum of 20 years in prison and a fine of $1,000,000. He is scheduled to return to court for sentencing on Jan. 18, 2023.

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