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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

Monday, December 22, 2014

Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty To Cocaine Charge

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:           (716) 843-5817
FAX:                 (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y.—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Charles Palmer, Sr., 51, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, five kilograms or more of cocaine before Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank T. Pimentel, who is handling the case, stated that between November 2010 and June 2011, the defendant conspired with others to distribute cocaine in the City of Buffalo. On May 20, 2011, June 2, 2011 and June 7, 2011, Palmer sold cocaine to a confidential source working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Charles Palmer, Jr. has been convicted of possession with intent to distribute, and to distribute, marijuana and will be sentenced in April 2015.

The plea is the culmination of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 22, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. before Judge Skretny.

Updated December 29, 2014