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4 ounces of cocaine lead to 6 years in prison

A Buffalo man who admitted to possession of more than 4 ounces of cocaine will serve six years in prison, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office.

Michael A. Queener, 32, of Blaine Avenue originally was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A felony. He was arrested Dec. 19 after being stopped by Erie County narcotics officers on the Kensington Expressway. More than 4 ounces of powder cocaine was found in his vehicle.

On Wednesday, Queener pleaded guilty to a third-degree drug possession charge, a Class B felony, before Judge Thomas P. Franczyk, who set sentencing for Dec. 4.

Chief Daniel J. Granville and Deputies Adam Imiolo and Benjamin Pisa of the sheriff's Narcotics Unit investigated the case, which was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Justin T. Wallens.

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