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Buffalo man convicted on drug charges

A Buffalo man was convicted on drug charges Wednesday in Erie County Court.

Following a five-day trial, a jury deliberated for about three hours before finding Rasheed Clanton, 41, guilty of third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and three counts of criminally using drug paraphernalia in the second degree.

When Buffalo police responded to a dog fighting incident at Clanton's Scoville Avenue home in October  2015, they spotted a bag of heroin nearby. A subsequent search warrant executed at the residence also turned up the drug paraphernalia, according to the Erie County District Attorney's office.

Clanton faces a maximum of 15 years in prison when he is sentenced Dec. 22 by Erie County Court Judge Kenneth F. Case.


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