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Operation Trick or Treat

On Wednesday, October 29, 2008 the Buffalo Police along with the New York State Police wrapped up a ten month long investigation into street level drug dealing in and around the Riverside area.

The Operation dubbed “Operation Trick or Treat” concluded with the execution of 18 Search warrants, which resulted in 23 arrests for felony possession of a controlled substance (crack cocaine & Heroin).

These raids were conducted by the Buffalo Police Narcotics unit, State Police Narcotics, MRU Officers, along with SWAT teams from the Buffalo, Amherst and the Erie county Sheriffs Department. The Cheektowaga PD also assisted with members of their K-9 Patrol.

Since the beginning of the investigation and including yesterday’s numbers, the investigation resulted in a total of:

  • 54 Arrests ( 13 more to come)
  • 40 Search Warrants
  • $30,000 cash seized
  • 27 guns seized, 10 handguns, 9 long guns and 8 assault rifles
  • 26 suspects indicted on hand to hand sales with undercover Officers (13 have been taken into custody and 13 are still outstanding, we will be providing the media a list of these suspects)
  • Approximately 5 Kilos of Cocaine, 6 oz of Heroin and 4 pounds of marijuana were seized during this operation.

This was the latest successful joint Operation by our Narcotics Unit and the New York State Police. So far this year we have conducted major Narcotics Operations in every section of the City, North, South, East and West. We will continue to aggressively enforce the Mayors Zero Tolerance crime policy, with a major focus on Narcotics trafficking.

Operation Trick or Treat