Elkhart cocaine dealer convicted of 3 felonies, faces up to 73 years in prison

Antyon Buford will face up to 73 years in prison after being found guilty of three felonies at trial.

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 4:57 p.m.

ELKHART — An Elkhart man charged with dealing cocaine was convicted of three felonies Wednesday.

Antyon Buford and another man were arrested May 9, 2013, at his residence by Elkhart police investigating reported drug activity.

A jury in Elkhart Circuit Court found him guilty of possession of cocaine weighing more than 3 grams with intent to deliver, a Class A felony; possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, a Class B felony; and maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony.

At the time of the arrest, police found more than 9 grams of cocaine and a handgun hidden in a baby seat in Buford’s residence. 

Buford was convicted of dealing cocaine in February 1999, according to a police news release, legally making him a serious violent felon and prohibiting him from carrying a firearm.

Buford will be sentenced at 9 a.m. July 31 in the Elkhart County Correctional Facility. He faces up to 73 years in prison.

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