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Authorities said they seized five kilograms of suspected cocaine with a street value of more than $500,000 Tuesday, after they arrested an Orchard Park man. Felix J. Calderon-Valcarcel, 28, was apprehended by investigators who said they allegedly saw him counting a large quantity of cash in a parked car near Stevenson Street and Cumberland Avenue in South Buffalo, U.S. …

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A Buffalo man who was arrested following a police drug raid at his home pleaded guilty Friday in State Supreme Court to two counts of fourth-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 38-year-old Timothy Dozier was arrested in July after the Buffalo Police narcotics unit execu…

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A six-month investigation into the sale of narcotics out of a Dunkirk house resulted in four arrests Thursday evening. Dunkirk Police and the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, working together as the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force to investigate the sale and distribution of narcotics at 50 W. 2nd St., arrested four people on drug charges and found a quantity o…

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Three people have been arrested as part of a methamphetamine ring in Jamestown, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Members of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force conducted a Jan. 24 raid on the Main Street premises where the drugs were allegedly sold, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. During the search, officers recovered marijuana and crystal metham…

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A Cattaraugus County man was arrested on drug possession charges during a traffic stop Saturday in Hinsdale, according to State Police. Matthew R. Comstock, 23, of Portville, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of marijuana, according to troopers, who said Comstock allegedly had more th…

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Four people face felony drug charges after City of Tonawanda police found them in possession of cocaine, marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms in parked vehicle behind a Main Street bar. Officers said they were looking for a hit-run vehicle Sunday when they discovered the four about 6:30 a.m. in a different vehicle behind the Dome Stadium bar, 200 Main St., and determi…

Four people were arrested by Evans Police following a raid on an Oakland Street residence, where illegal drugs were allegedly seized, Town of Evans Police said. An unspecified quantity of crack cocaine, wrapped for distribution, was allegedly seized Thursday, along with powder cocaine, marijuana and cash, according to Evans Police. Arrested were Heather McMullen and …

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State Police arrested two men on drug charges Wednesday. Gary L. Holland, 36, of Olean, and Ronald T. Green, 27, of Buffalo, were both charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to State Police. The men were detained following a traffic stop for an equipment violation on Stony Brook Road in the Town of Olean, during which troopers conducted…

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Two Buffalo men Thursday were indicted by a federal grand jury on conspiracy to sell heroin and other drugs that led to a fatal overdose. According to U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr., the indictment alleges that, in mid-November, Dontrell Wise, 32, and Lamario Jones, 31, generally, conspired to distribute fentanyl, which caused the death of an individual identified o…

Four Erie County Probation Officers acting on a tip Wednesday, discovered a probationer in possession of large amounts of drugs and cash inside his City of Tonawanda residence. Raymond Frustino was taken into custody following the unannounced visit by the probation officers, according to the Erie County Executive's office. During a search of Frustino's residence, probat…

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A Buffalo drug dealer was sentenced to 132 months in prison Monday by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny. Anthony McCutcheon, 51, was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 28 grams or more of crack cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy …

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A federal jury has returned an indictment against 12 Buffalo-Niagara area people charged in a conspiracy to sell cocaine, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. Eleven of them were arrested early Friday, while a 12th charged in the indictment was still being sought by law enforcement. Each of them faces a charge of conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of coca…

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A man who was arrested in 2015 raid on a Black Rock apartment pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a charge of conspiracy to distribute 500 or more grams of cocaine. Alberto Rosado-Leon, 36, of Puerto Rico faces a minimum of five years in prison to a maximum of 40 years imprisonment. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Rosado-Leon, along with co-defendants W…

Niagara Falls Police arrested 13 people Wednesday in six raids across the city in response to a series of complaints police have received regarding drug activity and nuisance crimes, authorities said. "Most of the arrests were heroin-related, (and) some were for crack cocaine," said Niagara Falls Police Superintendent E. Bryan DalPorto. Two of the arrests were made a…

A Buffalo man was sentenced  to 63 months in prison for his role in a scheme to accept cocaine inside a LEGO box. Alexis Javier Centeno-Baez, 22, was convicted to conspiracy to posses with intent to distribute 500 grams or more cocaine and attempt to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, following a jury trial. The U.S. Postal Inspection Ser…