Over 300 Grams of Fentanyl Seized In Drug Operation.
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit along with Buffalo Police narcotics members and agents from Homeland Security Investigations’ BEST Team arrested 34-year-old Robert Scott of Buffalo following a drug interdiction operation today.
A month-long investigation culminated in today’s operation after the Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip that the defendant would be in the vicinity of 1580 Genesee Street in the City of Buffalo and in possession of fentanyl.
At approximately 12:25 P.M., Scott was located, and when the team approached him, he fled. The suspect was quickly apprehended, and law enforcement officers discovered over 100 grams of fentanyl in the waistband of his pants and over a gram of cocaine in a pant pocket. The team members also searched Scott’s vehicle and discovered an additional 212 grams of fentanyl.
Scott was arrested and charged with an A-1 felony for criminal possession of a narcotic, a felony count of criminal possession of a narcotic with intent to sell, and a felony count of criminal possession of cocaine.
The defendant is at the Erie County Holding Center pending his arraignment.
Robert Scott has been a subject of the Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit in the past and in July 2018, ECSO Narcotics personnel executed a search warrant at a residence on Humboldt Street in the City of Buffalo. Following that search, Scott was charged when he was found in possession of cocaine. Scott pleaded guilty in December 2018, to criminal possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to the court’s diversion program.
Scott also has a previous felony conviction after being found in possession of a defaced loaded firearm in April 2003. He was found guilty of criminal possession of a loaded firearm and was sentenced to 42-months. Scott also has five previous misdemeanor convictions.