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Man, 23, pleads guilty to attempted weapons possession

A Buffalo man pleaded guilty Wednesday in Erie County Court to second-degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office.

Prosecutors said that 23-year-old Brandon Brailey-Brooks was the driver of a vehicle that was stopped at about 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 28, 2018, by a Buffalo police officer on patrol at Suffolk Street and Hempstead Avenue.

After handing over a small bag of marijuana to the officer, Brailey-Brooks fled the scene on foot.

He was apprehended on Ruspin Avenue, where officers found a loaded semi-automatic pistol in a driveway near where Brailey-Brooks was taken into custody, the District Attorney's Office said.

Brailey-Brooks faces a maximum of seven years in prison when he is sentenced Aug. 13.

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