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Last defendant in Buffalo cocaine ring sentenced to 12 years

The last of 11 defendants in a cocaine distribution case was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny to 12 years in prison.

Charles Palmer Sr., 51, of Buffalo conspired with others to distribute cocaine in the city in 2010 and 2011 and sold cocaine to a confidential source working with the FBI, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank T. Pimentel.

Palmer had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine.