A Niagara Falls drug dealer who was found last year in Angola with marijuana and cocaine, a loaded semiautomatic pistol and a missing teenager who said he broke her nose has pleaded guilty to drug, weapon and assault charges.
Sean Reed, 26, of Amy Drive, faces a minimum prison term of 3½ years and a maximum of 23½ years when he is sentenced April 21 by State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller, according to Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III.
Reed was arrested May 22 after the missing 17-year-old girl’s grandmother requested State Police help in locating her granddaughter, who had been traveling with Reed.
Prosecutors said Trooper Keith Lucas tracked the girl’s cellphone to Main Street in Angola, where officers from the Town of Evans Police Department found Reed with the girl, who had facial injuries.
After several denials, the girl admitted that Reed had punched her in the face, prosecutors said.
Police also found 34 Mason jars labeled and filled with marijuana in Reed’s Cadillac Escalade, along with a safe containing $4,500 in cash and more than a half-ounce of cocaine, prosecutors said.
They found the pistol, another Mason jar filled with marijuana and a delivery log for Reed’s illegal drug-selling business in an apartment that Reed had been visiting, according to prosecutors.
Reed has previous convictions dating back nearly a decade for drug possession, driving under the influence of drugs, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and menacing.