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Two face charges following State Police traffic stop in Buffalo

Two Buffalo men pulled over in a traffic stop late Tuesday were arrested on drug charges, State Police said.

The names of the 18-year-old suspects were not disclosed. The driver was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance outside its original container – narcotic pills found in the vehicle, police said. The driver also was also charged for running two red lights on Niagara Street, police added.

The passenger was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and fourth-, fifth- and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Troopers reported he was carrying eight bags of crack cocaine and seven bags of heroin packaged for street sale.

Troopers in the arrest were assigned to Buffalo’s Operation GIVE – part of the state’s un Involved Violence Elimination program.