Modified: December 8, 2017 12:42pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 31-year-old Musa Ramadan of 67 Harvard Place in the City of Buffalo pleaded guilty before New York State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia to Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree, a class A felony.
On May 7, 2017, at 6:12 p.m., Ramadan, who was driving while his license was suspended, made a quick turn on Hertel Ave. in the City of Buffalo, cutting off another motorist and causing a minor crash. Ramadan got out of his vehicle and ran toward some bushes at the side of the road where he attempted to hide a plastic bag. When Officer Terrance Ciszek arrived on the scene, he found the bag hidden behind a bush. Inside the bag was more than eight ounces of powder cocaine.
A canine was brought to the scene, and it detected the odor of narcotics in Ramadan’s car. DNA analysis confirmed that Ramadan’s DNA was a match to the DNA profile found on the bag of cocaine.
Ramadan has a history of criminal convictions including possession of an illegal firearm.
Ramadan faces up to ten years in prison when he is sentenced on February 15, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. by Justice Buscaglia.
DA Flynn commends Buffalo Police Officers Terrance Ciszek and Ryan Crespo for their thorough investigation.
Assistant District Attorney Justin T. Wallens of the DA’s Narcotics Unit prosecuted the case.