Cocaine

The leader of a Jamestown drug organization has pleaded guilty to selling cocaine, after two of his business associates were convicted.

University at Buffalo

A local doctor who specializes in treating people with addictions has been arrested and charged with possession of heroin and cocaine.

Erie County Sheriff's Department

The Erie County Sheriff's Office has announced the arrests of three people in connection with the possession of 17 kilos of cocaine and $650,0000 in cash.

North Tonawanda man charged in Grand Island cocaine bust

Jul 23, 2018
United States Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

U.S. Attorney James Kennedy announced Monday that a North Tonawanda man is charged with possession and intent to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine. According to investigators, they recovered a whole lot more of the drug after stopping a vehicle delivered to an auto dealer lot Friday evening.


A Lockport man is facing 5-40 years in prison for selling fentanyl-laced heroin, while a Buffalo is also facing up to 40 years in prison for beating a witness in a public housing drug-related case.

4 plead guilty to operating cocaine ring in Lockport

May 3, 2018

Four people have pleaded guilty in what authorities are calling a "large drug trafficking organization operating out of Lockport."

Erie County Sheriff's Department

Three people have been arrested after police say they found more than 200 marijuana plants growing in their home, plus cocaine, heroin, needles, weapons and cash.

National Public Radio

Erie County's first prison sentence for an opiate-overdose death under District Attorney John Flynn was handed out Wednesday morning in county court.

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The Southern Tier Regional Drug Taskforce arrested two men on a variety of charges early this morning.

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A Town of Tonawanda man has pleaded guilty in the death of a woman he gave opiates.

National Public Radio

There has been another sudden surge in apparent drug overdoses in Erie County and in the surrounding counties: eleven cases between Saturday afternoon and Monday afternoon.

A Williamsville man who recruited family members to act as drug couriers over two decades has received a stiff prison sentence.

Erie County Sheriff's Office

Law enforcement raided the East North Street apartment of 41-year-old Calvin Young of Buffalo Thursday evening and say they found cocaine, heroin, marijuana, handguns and nearly $70,000 in cash.

Niagara Falls Police Department

A Niagara Falls patrol officer has resigned, as she faced being fired for her suspected involvement in a Cataract City drug ring.

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A drug pipeline that fed Western New York is out of business. Federal, state and local law enforcement arrested 20 suspects in Buffalo and Lockport Thursday in a bust named Operation Rolling Thunder. 


Drug seizure called one of the largest in U.S. history

Aug 5, 2015
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U.S. Attorney William Hochul on Wednesday announced what he called one of the largest drug seizures in the nation's history.  The bust included fentanyl, heroin and cocaine, all of which were intended for distribution in the Buffalo-Niagara region. 

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Two significant drug busts were announced Thursday, one in Dunkirk and one in Buffalo. Police say the busts show the aggressiveness of the area drug trade.

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Authorities raided a Walden Avenue apartment last night and busted a drug dealer with drugs, cash and a weapon.

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A Buffalo boater has been arrested for selling cocaine from his watercraft.

Authorities bust two drug rings, arrest 32

May 1, 2014

Authorities have broken up two large-scale drug distribution rings operating in Western New York.

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City employee James Dempsey is finding himself the target of accusations of wrongdoing by City Hall.

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A uniformed TSA officer working at the airport has been arrested on drug charges.

20 charged in suspected Buffalo drug ring

Jul 25, 2012

A federal grand jury has returned indictments against 20 individuals involved in a Houston-to-Buffalo drug operations that allegedly brought several kilos of cocaine to Buffalo's streets.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says a Houston man, 50-year-old Earl Brown, Sr., supplied narcotics to 30-year-old Franklin Richards, who then distributed them to the notoriously violent L.R.G.P. street gang. The gang's members sold the drug, in both powder and crack cocaine form, in Buffalo's Broadway/Fillmore neighborhood. 

Cocaine bust nets 24 arrests

May 30, 2012

A state investigation has yielded two-dozen arrests in connection with two cocaine trafficking operations based in South Buffalo. 

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says 24 individuals have been arrested on narcotics trafficking charges in an investigation dubbed "Operation Babcock."  Babcock the South Buffalo neighborhood in which much of the activity was based. 

Medina, NY – A police officer who was wounded last year in a shootout in a pharmacy is among three Orleans County law enforcement officers arrested Monday and charged with cocaine possession.

Village of Holley Police Chief Michael Grattan, Lieutenant Michael Russell of the Medina Police Department and Orleans County sheriff's Sergeant Donald Stilwell are charged in connection with a state police investigation.

State police say the three Orleans County officers took cocaine together for years while off-duty. They were arraigned Monday.