Jury takes 40 minutes to convict man for crack possession with intent to deliver, rejects personal use defense

Jury takes 40 minutes to convict man for crack possession with intent to deliver, rejects personal use defense

Lancaster, PA

A Lancaster man was convicted this week for dealing Crack Cocaine after a jury rejected a‘personal use’ defense. The jury deliberated about 40 minutes before returning a guilty verdict against 32-year-old Antonio Lary to a felony count of possession with intent to deliver.

Assistant District Attorney Barry Goldman presented evidence that Lary had 87 grams of Crack Cocaine in a pocket during a June 7, 2018, traffic stop in Lancaster city.

Lary is lodged at Lancaster County Prison on $450,000 bail and will be sentenced following a background investigation.

The District Attorney’s officer argued Lary had over 70 grams in bulk form in one bag, and 14 grams (a half-ounce) in a separate bag which was weighed out for immediate sale.

Authorities say the Crack Cocaine had an estimated street value between $4,000 and $8,000.

 

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