Man admits holding drug dealer at gunpoint for cocaine

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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