U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced charges Thursday against two men who are accused of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Conviction on the charge carries a minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $10 million fine.
Peter Stallworth, 40 and Dwayne Posey, 41 were charged following an investigation that was begun in October 2015 by the Drug Enforcement Agency and Cheektowaga Police.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Adler, who is handling the case, said according to the complaint Stallworth was allegedly distributing cocaine and methamphetamine in Western New York. Stallworth’s source of supply was allegedly Posey, according to the complaint.
During the investigation, a confidential source made multiple purchases of methamphetamine from Stallworth, which he had received from Posey. The investigation also used wire taps of the defendants’ cellular telephones.
Posey appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder and was being held pending a detention hearing. Stallworth was arrested in Pennsylvania and will be brought back to the Western District of New York for his initial appearance on the federal charge at a later date.