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Ex-parolee pleads guilty to new charge

Just two days before he would have completed parole, a drug trafficker with a lengthy arrest record pleaded guilty Friday to a felony drug charge that will send him back to prison.

Wayne V. Wesley, 46, who had been arrested after authorities found 10 ounces of crack and powered cocaine and $100,020 stuffed into socks in his home, entered the plea to second-degree drug possession.

State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns told Wesley that, during sentencing Jan. 25, he expects to impose a prison term of six to 10 years.

Prosecutor Glenn Pincus said parole officers found the cash and drugs March 23 during a routine inspection of Wesley's Glenwood Avenue home. Through cell phone calls, state police and federal authorities tracked Wesley to the Albany, Ga., area in July.

Wesley was just a couple of days shy of finishing more than two years' parole tacked onto a five-year prison term in another Buffalo drug case.

Also Friday, Sonya Deyo, 27, who also lived in Wesley's Glenwood Avenue home last March, pleaded guilty to a felony drug charge in the case and an unrelated insurance fraud count for falsely claiming her car had been stolen last year in Amherst, court officials said. Burns told Deyo she faces a one-year term when sentenced Feb. 8.

Amy S. Mundzell, 36, the other resident of the home, was sentenced Aug. 8 to five years' probation on her plea to a charge of criminal facilitation in the drug case.


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