The sweet smell of perfume on 140 pounds of marijuana turned sour for two men accused Wednesday of running a large-scale Buffalo drug operation.
Edward Kloss, 43, of 1450 Nash Road, North Tonawanda, and Edwin J. Lenahan, 37, of 87 Elmhurst Place, were going to sell the marijuana to undercover agents for $250,000, said Richard Inscore, special agent in charge of the Buffalo office of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
The men were arrested and the marijuana recovered in Lenahan's home Tuesday night. "The marijuana was in plastic bags with perfume on them. We assume that was to evade detection by our dogs," Inscore said.
Lenahan and Kloss Wednesday pleaded innocent in U.S. District Court to charges of conspiracy and drug possession. Magistrate Edmund F. Maxwell set bail at $50,000 each. The arrests followed a two-month undercover investigation by the DEA, the Buffalo FBI office and the Erie County Sheriff's Department, Inscore said. He said the suspects run "a large-scale marijuana operation" in and around Buffalo.