South Buffalo Man Arraigned After Search Warrant Uncovers Cocaine and Illegal Assault Weapon

Modified: July 15, 2022 12:54pm

7/15/2022

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 43-year-old Daryl G. Voigt of Buffalo was arraigned this morning before Buffalo City Court Judge Carrie Phillips on the following offenses:

  • One count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree (Class “A-I” felony)
  • One count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree (Class “B” felony)
  • One count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree (Class “C” violent felony)
  • Three counts of Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree (Class “A” misdemeanors)

It is alleged that on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at approximately 11:52 a.m., a search warrant was executed at the defendant’s residence on Heussy Avenue in the City of Buffalo. Investigators allegedly recovered approximately 10 ounces of suspected cocaine, which was submitted to the Erie County Central Police Services laboratory for testing. The defendant, who is an employee in the City of Buffalo Department of Public Works, is accused of possessing the narcotics with intent to sell. Investigators also allegedly found a digital scale, packaging materials and an illegal assault rifle inside of the home.

Voigt is scheduled to return on Friday, August 26, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. for a felony hearing. Prosecutors requested that the defendant be held without bail. He was released under supervision.

If convicted of the highest charge, Voigt faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

DA Flynn commends the Buffalo Police Department Intelligence Unit, Erie County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force for their work in this investigation.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Justin H. Caldwell of the Narcotics/Intelligence Unit.

As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.