Man pleads guilty to drug conspiracy charge

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Buffalo man pleaded guilty to a drug charge Thursday, that could send him behind bars for up to 40 years.

Prosecutors said Andre Owens, 49, bought and sold crack cocaine in Buffalo between June 2013 and February 2014. Owens pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 28 grams or more of crack cocaine.

Owens is charged in a case that involves several others, prosecutors said. Also charged in this case are co-defendants Anthony McCutcheon, Troy Cooley, Deandre Sparks, Williams Jefferson, Markiel Hall, Morrell Buster, Alicia Maghett and Carmella Rivera. Sparks and Hall have been convicted. Charges are pending against McCutcheon, Cooley Jefferson, Buster, Maghett and Rivera.

Owens will learn his sentence in July. 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