It was the same face at the same place Wednesday, officers said, as police executed a search warrant at a Sanford Street house and arrested a man suspected of selling drugs there.
Louis E. Holmes, 20, who also gave police a Kensington Avenue address, was arrested for the second time in as many weeks, said Chief Alan Rozansky of the Erie County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Unit. Holmes, who is on probation for an undisclosed conviction, was arrested July 14, the chief said.
Members of the Buffalo Police Department's Narcotics/Vice Bureau and the multiagency Career Criminal Task Force helped with Wednesday's arrest, which was the result of numerous complaints made to County Legislator Crystal D. Peoples, D-Buffalo.
Police encountered and killed one pit bull terrier on their way into the house, and at least two others were found caged inside, Rozansky said. "We believe they were . . . having . . . pit bull fights or using pit bulls to protect their turf," he said.
Holmes was charged with criminal possession and sale of a controlled substance, Rozansky said. An arranged buy had occurred before police raided the house, Rozansky said, and the marked money from that sale was found in Holmes' possession, along with 17 bags of suspected crack cocaine.