Drug Enforcement Administration

New York

Acting Special Agent in Charge Keith Kruskall , Special Agent in Charge

June 08, 2018

Contact: Erin Mulvey

Phone Number: (212) 337-3900

Guilty plea in cocaine conspiracy

(BUFFALO, NY) - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) New York Division, announced 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, Buffalo Resident Office. 

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

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