Accused drug dealer pleads ‘not guilty’ to murder charge

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — If he is convicted of murder, a Buffalo man could spend 25 years-to-life in prison.

Daryl Bland, 22, pleaded not guilty to multiple charges, including murder, criminal weapon possession and criminal controlled substance possession. He is accused of killing 31-year-old Gowanda resident Dustin Sharp.

The incident allegedly occurred around 12:50 a.m. on October 26. Prosecutors say Bland was selling heroin out of a Gowanda residence.

He is currently in jail without bail. 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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