Man sentenced for holding dealer at gunpoint

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Buffalo man will spend 16 years in prison for robbery and extortion. Kashika Speed, 42, was sentenced Thursday in federal court.

Prosecutors said in February of 2005, Speed 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.

Charges are pending against three other suspects. 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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s