Modified: January 31, 2017 3:01pm
Narcotics Unit Developed Investigation through Tips
Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, joined by members of the Buffalo Narcotics Unit, led a raid at a Stewart Avenue residence in the City of Buffalo today.
The Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant signed by Judge Kenneth Case Tuesday morning which resulted in the arrest of Welton Miles, 37, of Buffalo. During the raid, the narcotics unit discovered over 600 bags of heroin packaged for sale, 10 grams of powder cocaine, and a quantity of crack cocaine as well as marijuana. Along with the drugs, the Sheriff’s office seized various drug paraphernalia; among the paraphernalia, the narcotics unit discovered multiple aerosol cans with false bottoms used to conceal the narcotics.
The Sheriff’s office has charged the Miles with a felony count of criminal possession of narcotics with the intent to sell, a felony count of criminal possession of narcotics, a felony count of criminal possession of a controlled substance, two misdemeanor counts of criminal use of drug paraphernalia and a marijuana possession charge.
The defendant is remanded to the custody of the Erie County Holding Center awaiting arraignment.
Miles is a three-time convicted felon for drug and weapons charges, two New York State convictions and one federal conviction, and is currently on state parole for an assault with a deadly weapon.