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BPD & Other Agencies Seize Over 35lbs of Marijuana

Photo of marijuanaAt approximately 10:30 this morning, officers from the Buffalo Police Department's Narcotics Squad in cooperation with the United States Postal Inspectors Service, led by Investigator Stacy Wiechec, and assisted by detectives from the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority police and Cheektowaga police departments did observe two package deliveries at different city locations, with a combined weight of over 35 pounds of marijuana. Also seized was a small amount of heroin.

Following the deliveries, raids were conducted at the same time, at 10 Seventh St. and 24 Titus St. in the City of Buffalo.

Buffalo police Lieutenant Paul R. Delano Jr. and Detective Sergeant Brenda M. Callahan-Moll coordinated the simultaneous raids.

In conjunction with these controlled deliveries, the combined police agencies maintained surveillance. Once the deliveries were made, detectives executed three search warrants at those locations.

Gerald Sanders, an apartment resident at 10 Seventh St. was arrested at that location, and charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the First Degree - a class C Felony.

After conducting the above search warrants, detectives returned to Buffalo police headquarters to process evidence and complete the arrest paperwork. Federal search warrants were obtained for the packages. They were signed by US Magistrate Kenneth Schroeder Jr. The residential search warrants executed in Buffalo were signed by City Court Judge Joseph Fiorella.

"The Buffalo Police Department will continue to work with every local, state and federal agency in order to track down the sources and suppliers of illegal narcotics substances in our city," said Dennis J. Richards, chief of detectives. "There will certainly be further investigation into the origination and the network that was set up to make these deliveries, today" Richards said.