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Mayor Brown Announces Over 60 Arrests Made in Latest Drug Round up Operation


Mayor Byron W. Brown, along with Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda, announced today, that at least 63 individuals were arrested following the city’s fourth series of drug raids this year in a continuing crackdown on illegal drug activity and other quality of life issues.
 
The three days of raids called “Operation Power Sweep”, began last Friday, September 14th and resulted in a total of 103 search warrants being executed.
 
Mayor Brown said, “The latest round of raids is another strong message that we remain relentless when it comes to drug dealing in our city. With the help of tips provided by citizens through our Confidential TIPCALL Line, our 311 line and 911, we are able to conduct large scale roundups like this”.
 
Besides the 63 arrests that were confiscated, Buffalo police seized 8 guns, crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana, assorted pills and over $7,000 in cash.
 
Commissioner Derenda added, “This is the continuation of the mayor’s zero tolerance policy which ultimately helps rid neighborhoods of illegal activity and ensures a better quality of life for residents city wide”.
 
The operation was led by the Buffalo police narcotics unit, Buffalo SWAT, Buffalo K-9 unit, Buffalo police district officers and detectives. Buffalo police were assisted by the DEA, Erie County Sheriff’s and SWAT Teams from Amherst, Hamburg, Lancaster, Niagara County, State police and Town of Tonawanda.
 
“I want to once again thank our partners for playing such a vital role in operations like this”, Mayor Brown added.
 
The city is able to conduct such large-scale operations with funding from New York State’s Division of Criminal Justice Services Operation Impact. Conductors of Operation Power Sweep are grateful for the support they receive from the state.