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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 5, 2016

Buffalo Men Arrested On Drug Charges

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today Peter Stallworth, 40, and Dwayne Posey, 41, both of Buffalo, NY, have been charged by criminal complaint with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $10,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Adler, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, in October 2015, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Cheektowaga Police began an investigation after learning that Stallworth was allegedly distributing cocaine and methamphetamine in the Western New York area. The complaint further states that Stallworth’s source of supply was Posey.

During the course of the investigation, a confidential source (CS) made multiple purchases of methamphetamine from Stallworth which he received from Posey. The investigation also utilized court ordered wiretaps of the defendants’ cellular telephones.

Posey made an initial appearance this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder and is being held pending a detention hearing on May 6, 2016. Stallworth was arrested on state charges in Pennsylvania and will be brought to the Western District of New York for his initial appearance on the federal charge at a later date. 

The complaint is the culmination of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, new York Field Division and the Cheektowaga Police Department, under the direction of Chief David Zack.

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Updated May 6, 2016