Modified: October 26, 2017 1:27pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 59-year-old Frederick Hayden-Larson of Rochester, New York, was found guilty of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree and Driving While Ability Impaired by a Drug, after a week-long jury trial before New York State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia.
On November 21, 2016, at 3:30 pm, Hayden-Larson was stopped by a Buffalo Police Officer for erratic driving on Delaware Ave. in the City of Buffalo. Hayden-Larson was found to be highly intoxicated on methamphetamine. After searching his vehicle, officers found a large amount of crystal meth, a glass smoking pipe and a digital scale.
The defendant faces a maximum sentence of 9 years in prison when he is sentenced by Justice Buscaglia December 21, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.
DA Flynn credits the work of Buffalo Police Officers Elizabeth Baker and Kenneth Agee.
Assistant District Attorney Justin T. Wallens of the DA’s Narcotics Bureau prosecuted the case.