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Buffalo man pleads guilty for cocaine possession charge

A Buffalo man who was caught with cocaine after a minor traffic accident pleaded guilty Friday to a felony charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Musa Ramadan, 31, of Harvard Place was driving while his license was suspended in May 7 when he made a quick turn on Hertel Avenue, cutting off another motorist, which caused a minor crash,  according to the Erie County District Attorney's office.

Ramadan got out of his vehicle and ran toward some bushes at the side of the road where he attempted to hide a plastic bag, police said. An officer found the bag and inside the bag officers discovered more than eight ounces of powder cocaine.   Police said a DNA analysis confirmed that Ramadan’s DNA was a match to the DNA profile found on the bag of cocaine.

Ramadan faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced Feb. 15 by State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia.


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