Buffalo Man Sentenced on Narcotics and Weapons Charges

Modified: July 12, 2018 12:33pm

7/12/2018

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 42-year-old Calvin “Biggie” Young of Buffalo has been sentenced by Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to 8 years in prison.

On March 2, 2017, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at the defendant’s home on East North Street in the City of Buffalo. The defendant and a juvenile were apprehended as they attempted to flee out the back door. During the search of the home, detectives found more than eight ounces of crack cocaine, more than ½ ounce of heroin and a loaded firearm in a safe. Also, investigators recovered approximately $73,000 in cash throughout the house.       

Young pleaded guilty to Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree in January 2018.

The defendant has a history of criminal convictions, including a felony narcotics conviction from 2012 and an illegal firearm possession conviction from 1999.

DA Flynn commends Chief Daniel J. Granville and Deputy Adam Imiolo of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit for their thorough investigation.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Justin T. Wallens of the DA’s Narcotics Unit.