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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 8, 2018

Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty To Cocaine Charges

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Larry Smith, Jr., 39, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty before Chief U.S District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. to possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, 28 grams or more of crack cocaine. The charges carry a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison, a maximum of 40 years and a $5,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Adler, who is handling 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 150 grams of crack cocaine in Smith’s residence at 56 Burgard Place in Buffalo.

The plea 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.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 18, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. before Judge Geraci. 

Updated June 11, 2018