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Sheriff Narcotics unit seizes 40 lbs of Marijuana, over $700k Cash



Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announced today the Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit executed two search warrants Thursday morning following a Sheriff’s Office investigation.

The first raid occurred at 675 LaSalle Street in the City of Buffalo where forty pounds of marijuana were seized. A second raid was conducted at an undisclosed Elmwood Avenue dwelling where over $700,000.00 in U.S. Currency was discovered.

Arrested and charged following the raid is Demetrius Johnson, 44 of Buffalo. Johnson is charged with a felony count of criminal possession of marijuana and is held at the Erie County Holding Center pending his arraignment in Buffalo City Court.

The defendant is a 3-time convicted drug felon in New York State and a twice convicted federal felon on drug -related charges.






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