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Last of 34 defendants pleads guilty

A Buffalo man pleaded guilty Wednesday to cocaine trafficking.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael L. McCabe said David Howard, 41, aided in the sale of cocaine to members of the “31 Gang” by using a house on Shumway Street in Buffalo to purchase, prepare and distribute the drugs.

McCabe said Howard also provided money to a co-defendant to buy multiple kilograms of cocaine from a supplier in Ohio.

Howard is the last of 34 defendants in the case to take a guilty plea. His conviction is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.