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Grand Island man nabbed in cross-country marijuana trafficking

ALBION – A 24-year-old Grand Island man was in custody at the Orleans County Jail here following his arrest on felony charges Monday in connection with a continuing investigation of a cross-country network providing allegedly high-grade marijuana for sale in Western New York, Orleans County District Attorney Joseph V. Cardone and Supervising Investigator Joseph F. Sacco of the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force announced Tuesday.

Kuljit Singh, of Waterford Park on the island is the first person arrested in what Cardone and Sacco described as a lengthy ongoing investigation of the alleged sale and distribution of marijuana mailed through the U.S. Postal Service for sale in Orleans, Niagara and Erie counties. Agents of the Orleans and Niagara County Drug Task Force and the Erie County Sheriff’s Narcotics unit arrested Singh and reported seizing at his home over six pounds of marijuana with a street value of over $30,000, plus more than $30,000 in American currency and drug scales, packaging and other drug paraphernalia.

Singh was remanded to the Orleans County Jail following his arraignment Monday before Yates Town Justice Donald Grabowski on charges of first-degree criminal sale of marijuana and second-degree criminal possession of marijuana. He is being held in lieu of $100,000 cash bail or a $250,000 bail bond.