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100 lbs of pot, handguns and illegal immigrants caught in raid


DOGS WERE TAKEN TO A SHELTER. WE’RE LEARNING MORE TONIGHT ABOUT A MAJOR DRUG BUST IN BUFFALO. AUTHORITIES RAIDED TWO HOMES, SEIZING 100 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA AND GUNS. THREE PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED, AND POLICE SAY TWO OF THEM ARE HERE ILLEGALLY. NEWS FOUR’S DAVE GREBER HAS MORE ABOUT THE CHARGES THEY’RE FACING, DAVE. THEY’RE FACING A HOST OF DRUG AND WEAPONS CHARGES AND TWO OF THEM COULD BE DEPORTED ONCE THEY GO THROUGH THE LEGAL PROCESS. THIS LATEST BUST COMES ON THE HEELS OF WHAT HAS BEEN A BIG WEEK FOR THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE, WITH HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN DRUGS TAKEN OFF THE STREET. YESTERDAY’S POT BUST IS THE RESULT OF AN INVESTIGATION THAT’S LASTED FOR MONTHS — AND TIPS FROM THE PUBLIC. THURSDAY AFTERNOON THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE RAIDED THESE TWO HOMES ON THATCHER AVENUE IN THE CITY. INSIDE THEY FOUND A ROOM FULL OF POT, GUNS AND A SCALE THAT’S NORMALLY USED TO MEASURE THE WEIGHT — IN PEOPLE. DETECTIVES SAY THAT SHOULD GIVE YOU AN UNDERSTANDING OF JUST HOW MUCH MARIJUANA WAS BEING DEALT FROM THESE TWO HOMES. EACH OF THOSE ARRESTED ARE JAMAICAN NATIONALS, AND TWO OF THEM, MICHELLE PALMER AND NKOMO HEPBURN, ARE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, ACCORDING TO THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE. DETECTIVES SAY THIS BIG BUST COULD HAVE BEEN EVEN BIGGER, CONSIDERING WHO THESE PEOPLE WERE. (( I THINK THIS, IN MY OPINION, IS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBURG WITH THESE GUYS. I THINK WE CAUGHT THEM AT A LOW POINT.)) ((HANDGUNS, WEAPONS AND DRUGS, THEY’RE PART IN PARCEL. THEY’RE WITH EACH OTHER. THESE GUYS PROTECT THEIR DRUG STASH. THEY’RE NOT ONLY PROTECTING IT FROM US, THEY’RE PROTECTING IT FROM PEOPLE THAT LIKE TO ROB THESE TYPE OF PEOPLE. AND VIOLENCE GOES ALONG WITH IT. )) AGAIN, HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN DRUGS TAKEN OFF THE STREET BY THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE JUST THIS WEEK, AND MUCH OF THAT STARTED WITH ANONYMOUS TIPS. IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING BY CALLING THE TIP LINE AT 858-7755. OR, YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE FREE APP — JUST SEARCH FOR THE ERIE COUNTY

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