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Buffalo man convicted of having coke worth $160,000 in his home

A Buffalo man accused of having four kilos of cocaine in his home tried to make the case that he was only the landlord of the property and didn’t live there, but the story didn’t sway a State Supreme Court jury. Tyrone Huggins, 33, was convicted Wednesday of first-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and two weapons charges.

Police who searched Huggins’ home at 889 E. Eagle St. on Aug. 15 found the drugs, valued at $160,000, along with a shotgun and a rifle. Although Huggins said he didn’t live there, prosecutors showed that Huggins was receiving mail at the house and had all his personal belongings there.

Justice Christopher J. Burns set sentencing for April 26. Huggins faces a possible prison term of up to 12 to 24 years.

Assistant District Attorneys Ashley M. Morgan and Katherine S. Lavin prosecuted the case.