Cocaine

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December 02, 2019 - 2:20 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Two Canadians were arrested over the holiday weekend after they were caught with cocaine when crossing the Peace Bridge. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 24-year-old man when he crossed the border on Friday. They found 5.1 grams of cocaine on him. Then on...
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June 03, 2019 - 2:43 am
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - While fentanyl deaths are decreasing, Erie County Health Commissioner Gale Burstein is warning the public about a rise in cocaine-related deaths over the past couple years. "We wanted to alert the public about the trend that we're seeing in our medical examiner's...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
August 03, 2018 - 9:11 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Two people from Allegany were arrested in the Town of Boston after admitting to buying crack cocaine in Buffalo. The Erie County Sheriff's Office said Kortnei Barksdale, 24, and Carl Alaimo, 29, were arrested Thursday night after they were pulled over on Rice Road near the...
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Cocaine discovered in the back of a car allegedly driven by Edgar Joel Jimenez-Rodriguez (Photo via US Attorney's Office)
Mike Baggerman
July 23, 2018 - 1:12 pm
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WBEN) - A North Tonawanda man faces up to life in prison after he was caught in Grand Island last week with 30 kilograms of cocaine allegedly in his possession. Edgar Joel Jimenez-Rodriguez, 38, was arrested last Thursday after taking a black Mercury Mariner from a car...
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Tom Puckett
February 12, 2018 - 4:36 pm
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) A former Niagara Falls police officer is among three people who pleaded guilty to a drug conspiracy in Federal Court. Officer Stephanie A. Costanzo, 29, pleaded guilty to managing a drug involved premises before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. Prosecutors say between...
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Tom Puckett
September 05, 2017 - 4:18 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo Police along with New York State Police, Lackawanna PD, Erie County Sheriff’s, Safe Streets Task Force, DEA and local swat teams executed 120 search warrants throughout the city of Buffalo over a one month period that began on July 11th. Police say the following results...
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Tom Puckett
July 10, 2017 - 1:11 pm
Kenmore, NY (WBEN) Erie County Sheriff's Deputies arrest a Kenmore man following a weekend raid. Deputies executed a search warrant at 222 Tremaine Avenue around 4:30 P.M. Saturday, July 8. During the Kenmore residence raid of the lower unit, the Narcotics Unit seized felony quantities of cocaine...
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