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Buffalo police identify man who died after ingesting powder during traffic stop

Buffalo police on Wednesday released the name of the man who died last week after authorities said he ingested a bag of white powder during a traffic stop.

Francisco DeJesus, 47, was pulled over just after 9 p.m. June 19 near East Tupper and North Oak streets, police said.

The bag became lodged in DeJesus' esophagus and was removed by staff at Erie County Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn said last week.

Authorities have not said what the substance in the bag was or whether it contributed to the man's death.

The case has been referred to the state Attorney General's Office, which has jurisdiction in cases when individuals die in police custody.

Man, 47, dies after ingesting substance during Buffalo traffic stop

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