Guilty Verdict Returned In Drug Trial

Modified: October 26, 2017 2:27pm

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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.