Share this article

print logo

Buffalo brother, sister accused of drug, weapon felonies following fatal overdose

Lamuel Williams

A Buffalo brother and sister, both wanted on charges of selling illegal drugs throughout Erie County, were caught in a raid late Tuesday by members of the Erie County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit and Buffalo Police Department.

Police arrested Lamel Williams, 38, and his sister, Latisha Williams, 37, at a Potomac Avenue residence on the city's West Side, where police also seized a large quantity of crack cocaine worth about $18,000, and a stolen handgun.

The arrests resulted from an investigation following a local overdose death, according to the sheriff's office.

Lamel Williams, a five-time convicted felon, was charged with felony counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance; criminal possession of a narcotic with intent to sell; criminal possession of a loaded firearm; and criminal possession of a stolen firearm. He also was charged with misdemeanor counts of marijuana possession, use of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.

Latisha Williams

Latisha Williams, a fugitive of U.S. Marshals, was charged with five felony counts. They include tampering with evidence; criminal possession of a controlled substance; criminal possession of a narcotic with intent to sell; criminal possession of a loaded firearm, and criminal possession of a stolen firearm. She also faces various misdemeanor counts, including obstruction of governmental administration, marijuana possession, use of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance. Also charged as a federal fugitive, Latisha Williams will eventually be turned over the U.S. Marshal’s Service, according to the sheriff's office.

Lamuel Williams and Latisha Williams were both being held at the Erie County Holding Center pending arraignment.

 

Story topics: / / /

There are no comments - be the first to comment