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Buffalo man sentenced on cocaine charges

STAFF REPORTS

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Larry Smith, Jr., 40, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, was sentenced to serve 63 months in prison by Chief U.S District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Adler, who handled the case, stated that between June 9 and July 27, 2017, the defendant sold crack cocaine to an individual working with the Drug Enforcement Administration on four occasions. In addition, on October 5, 2017, DEA agents recovered approximately 195 grams of cocaine in Smith’s residence at 56 Burgard Place in Buffalo.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Division.