WYOMING, Mich. — A Wyoming man was convicted Thursday on six federal drug trafficking charges.
Anthony Assfy, 29, is facing at least 20 years in prison for distributing fentanyl resulting in death, possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and crack cocaine, three counts of distributing heroin and crack cocaine, and possession of heroin and crack cocaine with intent to distribute.
Court documents say he sold Fentanyl to a Solon Township resident in August. That person used the drug thinking it was heroin and died.
Drug investigators arrived at the scene of the overdose, determined Assfy was the victim’s dealer and set up another deal posing as them. Assfy was arrested when he got to the place they were going to meet.
In addition to the fentanyl he was planning to sell, officers found another 36 grams of fentanyl and nearly 4 grams of crack cocaine on him.
After Assfy was released from custody on bond, investigators say he was charged for dealing drugs to law enforcement three more times over the next three months.
On Thursday, a jury convicted him on all the drug charges he was facing. He is facing 20 years to life in prison.