Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit Seizes 40 Lbs. of Marijuana, over $700k Cash

Modified: June 8, 2017 5:51pm


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One of the Largest Drug Money Seizures in Erie County


Buffalo, NY - Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announced today that 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.