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BPD Continues Relentless Attack on Drug Activity in City

Buffalo Police Narcotic Squad Detectives completed two days of drug raids on the city’s East Side by executing some 30 search warrants and the arrest of at least 25 individuals.

"Some of the raids executed over last few days were tied to known shooters and gang members in these areas", said Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda.

Mayor Byron W. Brown said, "The raids on the city’s East side were a direct result of confidential tips received from concerned city residents and excellent police work by the men and women of the Buffalo police department".

The Mayor added, "I want our law abiding residents and the criminals who seek to harm their quality of life to know one important fact: our pursuit of those responsible for criminal activities will be relentless and comprehensive across the city.  We will investigate all illegal actions, arrest the criminals and put them in jail---period".

In all, 25 arrests were made with 6 guns recovered, $10,000.00 in cash seized and confiscated one and a half oz. of crack cocaine, marijuana and various pills including Lortab.

In all, police executed search warrants on Carl, Cambridge, East Delavan, Ernst, Glenwood, Moselle, Northumberland, Stevens and Sussex Streets plus other areas including Bennett Village, Goodyear and Langfield.

Detectives working under Lieutenants Paul Delano Jr., Margaret Sack and Michael Flowers, and Sgt. Brenda Callahan developed information and conducted investigations at the various locations that led to the court-authorized search warrants.

The Narcotics Squad was assisted by personnel from the department’s SWAT Team, Mobile Response Unit , K-9 officers and the DEA Task Force.

Many of the search warrants conducted on Monday and Tuesday regarding illegal drug activity came from citizens using the Confidential TIPCALL number, Text a Tip(716-847-2255) or the Mayor’s call and resolution center 311 number.