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>Crack cocaine seized, 13 arrested in raid

Thirteen people were arrested on felony drug charges late Monday in a raid by Buffalo narcotics, SWAT and Ferry-Fillmore district police officers and detectives on Shumway Street.

About 6 ounces of crack cocaine, scales and packaging paraphernalia that included a large roll of blank, uncut New York State lottery tickets were seized in the raid at 266 Shumway St. that culminated a three-month investigation by detectives David Sugg and Johnny Walker into East Side crack cocaine sales.

Sugg said the lottery tickets were being used to wrap the rocks of crack cocaine for sale.

Arrested were: Karl L. Miller, 18, of Smith Street; Michael A. Williams, 20, of Broadway; Vincent A. Shayttuck, 34, of Marlow Avenue, Blasdell; Henry J. Pigler, 20, of Emslie Place; Christina J. Currie-Bishop, 19, of Kenville Road, Cheektowaga; Carolyn K. Bowden, 53, of the Shumway Street house; Travis S. Mungo, 20, of Porter Avenue; Katchinia L. Bailey, 37, of Central Avenue; Horace L. Harper, 19, of Shumway Street; Corythie Y. Fently, 36, of Fillmore Avenue; Curtis J. Moss, 22, of Academy Road; Jeremy A. Miller, 19, of Smith Street; and Barry D. Walker, 20, of Northampton Street.

All were charged with three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, as well as criminal use of drug paraphernalia.


>Head-on crash causes critical injuries to man

STAFFORD -- A Batavia man was critically injured just before noon Monday in a head-on crash of two cars on Route 33 here, authorities said.

Dennis A. Mura, 20, was taken by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, where he was being treated for head and internal injuries, according to authorities.

Genesee County sheriff's deputies said Mura crossed the center line and collided with a car driven by John R. Baumler, 38, of Basom. The Baumler vehicle went off the road and struck a pole, deputies said.

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