Hayward Tarver, 38, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny to possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine. The charges carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum penalty of 40 years, and a $5 million fine.
Buffalo Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration on Sept. 27, 2013 executed a search warrant at Tarver's residence at 66 Connelly Ave., and recovered approximately 166 grams of crack cocaine valued at $6,000, a digital scale, and packaging materials used to distribute the cocaine, officials reported.
Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 15 before Skretny.
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