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Bronx Man Sentenced After Attempt to Distribute Fentanyl in Elizabeth, NJ


By: Richard L. Smith 

A Bronx, New York man was sentenced today to 70 months in prison for possessing fentanyl with intent to distribute and resisting arrest with a deadly weapon, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.AdFederal officials say, Miguel Nuñez, 50, of Bronx, New York, previously pleaded guilty to one count of possessing 40 grams of fentanyl with intent to distribute and one count of resisting and impeding officers with a deadly or dangerous weapon.

The sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Julien X. Neals in Newark federal court.

According to court documents and statements, on March 24, 2021, Nuñez and Jesus Higuera-Parra, 28, of Ontario, California, drove from New York City to Elizabeth, New Jersey, intending to distribute fentanyl.

When they arrived to meet the buyer, they were approached by members of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Nuñez, who was driving, put the car in reverse in an attempt to flee, resulting in a collision with a DEA vehicle.AdIn addition to the prison term, Judge Neals sentenced Nuñez to four years of supervised release.

Higuera-Parra previously pleaded guilty to possessing fentanyl with intent to distribute and is awaiting sentencing.

This case stresses the ongoing efforts of local, state, and federal to combat the distribution of dangerous narcotics and hold offenders accountable.