Jury convicts man who accused Buckhalter

March 24, 2009 6:47:38 AM PDT
A suburban Philadelphia man has been convicted of dealing marijuana.

Authorities alleged that his customers included Denver Broncos running back Correll Buckhalter.

Thirty-six-year-old Styles Beckles, of Clifton Heights, was convicted Friday of two counts of possession with intent to deliver marijuana. Delaware County prosecutors say they will seek at least four years when Beckles is sentenced June 2.

On the stand, Beckles denied selling marijuana to Buckhalter, despite testimony from a state trooper who said wiretap conversations and a ledger notation indicated that Buckhalter bought marijuana from the defendant.

Buckhalter, a former Philadelphia Eagle, denies buying drugs from Beckles. He has not been charged. ---

Information from: Delaware County Daily Times, http://www.delcotimes.com

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