Man admits dealing crack, having revolver

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Cheektowaga man admitted selling crack cocaine and possessing an unlicensed revolver in State Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Derrick Roseboro, 21, pleaded guilty to second degree criminal possession of a weapon and three counts of third degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Roseboro sold crack cocaine to an undercover police officer once in July 2013, and twice the following month. The sales took place in Buffalo, but involved detectives from Cheektowaga Police, according to the District Attorney.

An Erie County Grand Jury was hearing evidence about the narcotics sales that November, when Roseboro was found to be in possession of a loaded and unlicensed revolver that had been used in a retaliatory shooting.

Roseboro faces up to 15 years in state prison for the illegal handgun possession and up to 27 additional years in prison for dealing crack.

He will learn his sentence in October. 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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