SPEEDER FOUND WITH COCAINE AND MARIJUANA.
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Deputy Casey arrested a Buffalo resident in the Town of Concord April 8 after a traffic stop on Route 219. At approximately 7:25 P.M., the Deputy conducted a traffic stop after observing a vehicle traveling more than 80 MPH on Route 219. His investigation discovered the driver, Joseph Ward – 35 of Buffalo, had his driving permit suspended due to failing to answer a summons. Ward admitted to Deputy Casey that there were marijuana and cocaine in the vehicle and a search discovered multiple bags of marijuana, two glass pipes, rolling papers, a grinder, as well as a small bowl containing white powder residue and a plastic bag containing cocaine. The defendant is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor count of aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, unlawful possession of marijuana, speeding, and other vehicle and traffic law violations. Ward is held at the Erie County Holding Center pending his arraignment.