Complaints and tips by city residents about drug dealing led to more than 60 arrests throughout the City of Buffalo this week.
Several law enforcement agencies from across the area teamed up with Buffalo Police in executing 103 search warrants in three days as part of Operation Power Sweep. Starting last Friday, it was the city's fourth series of drug raids this year.
Chief of Detectives Dennis Richards says the Buffalo Police Department relies on the public for information and help from other law enforcement agencies in cracking down on illegal activity
A sentence has been handed down in the case of a deadly car crash that occurred in 2011.
Phillip Kane will serve a six month jail term and five years of probation for an accident that killed his fiancee, Elisa Mandella. Kane was found to have drugs in his system at the time of the accident.
A longer sentence could have resulted after a trial, but, citing the Corasanti case, the family wouldn't risk Kane's possible exoneration.
A Buffalo teen has lost his life in a Saturday shooting on Buffalo's West Side.
Police officers from Buffalo's "B" District responded to reports of a shooting at nearly two o'clock in the afternoon. The body of a 19 year old male was found at the corner of Massachusetts Street and Shields Avenue. He was transported to Buffalo General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Homicide detectives believe that drugs were involved in the incident and they continue to investigate.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Confidential TIPCALL Line at 847-2255.
U.S. Attorney William Hochul announces the breakup of an alleged family-run drug ring. From left, DEA resident agent in charge Dale Kasprzyk, Deputy Buffalo Police Commissioner Charles Tomaszewski and Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda look on.
Credit photo by Michael Mroziak
A view of Swinburne Street from Broadway, not far from where investigators say Theresa Anderson led a family-run drug operation involving 15 properties, most of which were located in this neighborhood.
Law enforcers say they've broken up a drug ring on Buffalo's East Side involving three generations of one family as well as close family friends.
Nine people have been indicted on various drug counts. Facing the most counts is 58-year-old Theresa Anderson of Buffalo. If convicted, she could face life in prison. Investigators say she was the matriarch of this drug-dealing operation that first began small in 2000 and, over the next dozen years, acquired properties and expanded into a 24/7 operation.