Darron Duncan, operator of a Pratt Street crack-cocaine distribution center for street-level dealers, was sentenced Monday to six years to life in prison.
State Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang imposed the prison term on the guilty plea of Duncan, 29, to felony drug trafficking charges. A quantity of the drug with an estimated value of $50,000 was seized in a raid at the Pratt Street site last January.
Duncan will face a lifetime of parole if he's ever released from prison, court officials said.
Prosecutor Glenn Pincus said Duncan was one of seven persons arrested Jan. 7 when Buffalo narcotics detectives raided his home at 331 Pratt and seized 16 ounces of crack cocaine, a loaded .38-caliber revolver, drug paraphernalia and $1,400 in cash.
Duncan was the only suspect indicted, Pincus said. Charges against the others were referred to Buffalo City Court, the prosecutor added.