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Buffalo men charged with crack cocaine possession on Grand Island

Two Buffalo men were charged with crack cocaine possession after a traffic stop on Grand Island early Tuesday, the Erie County Sheriff's Office said.

A sheriff's deputy made a traffic stop on South Parkway shortly before 1:30 a.m. for vehicle and traffic violations. The driver, Jose Cortes, 43, was wanted on a warrant out of the Town of Tonawanda, the Sheriff's Office said.

The passenger, Jose Carrasquillo, 36, initially gave the deputy a fake name and was wanted on a warrant out of Lackawanna. A crack pipe with residue on it and a plastic bag of crack cocaine were found in the vehicle, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Cortes was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and aggravated unlicensed operation, and also was ticketed for an unspecified vehicle and traffic violation. Carrasquillo was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and false personation, the Sheriff's Office said. Both were held at the Erie County Holding Center on $500 bail pending arraignment.

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