Rath Visitor Checks Crack Pipe Through Security

Modified: December 19, 2017 2:54pm


Barney, R

States He Smoked Crack


Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Rath Building security notified Deputies Bartholomew and Sluberski of a Rath Building visitor placing his crack pipe in a security bin at a screening point at 158 Pearl Street.


The Deputies asked Ronald Barney, 54, of Buffalo, about the pipe with the white residue; he responded that he recently smoked crack cocaine. 


Barney is charged with one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance.  The defendant was processed and released on appearance tickets for Buffalo City Court.