Man admits drug trafficking at projects

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Buffalo man pleaded guilty to a drug charge involving public housing projects Friday, after being arrested with 12 others in April 2013.

U.S. Attorney Bill Hochul announced 30-year-old Darnell Brown pleaded guilty to drug trafficking activities.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office focused their investigation on the alleged drug trafficking activities of Brown, Tyshawn Bradley, Dallas McLamore and their associates.

According to the indictment, Bradley, Brown, McLamore and Eric Ross operated a cocaine base and cocaine distribution organization out of several apartments within the Perry Housing Projects. Police used court-ordered wire interceptions, undercover drug purchases, covert cameras and traditional police investigative techniques to infiltrate and dismantle this organization.

On April 3, 2013 police executed search warrants and recovered 300 grams of cocaine base, 700 grams of powdered cocaine, and a firearm.

Brown pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life and a $10,000,000 fine. 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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