Man admits holding drug dealer at gunpoint for cocaine

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A man who broke into a cocaine dealer’s home and held him at gunpoint to get drugs pleaded guilty to federal charges on Monday.

Prosecutors say Kashika Speed, 41, of Buffalo and others broke into the drug dealer’s home. Once inside, Speed restrained the man and ordered the him to provide drugs while holding him at gunpoint. The dealer called an associate, who delivered two kilos of cocaine, at which point Speed and his accomplices freed the drug dealer.

Speed pleaded guilty to robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery and extortion of assets. He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison when he’s sentenced in September.

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