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A 33-year-old Hazelwood Avenue man had to be forcibly subdued and handcuffed early Friday morning when he was found to be carrying a sandwich bag containing alleged crack cocaine after officers stopped him in front of his house because he was in a car that matched that of a Buffalo homicide suspect.

Melvin D. Bryant was charged about 12:40 a.m. with three felony counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, aggravated unlicensed driving, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration.

Officers stopped him after he allegedly made a U-turn in front of them next to his own house. In addition to the alleged crack cocaine, officers reported seized $250 from his clothing and had to forcibly subdue him after he began to fight them.

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