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Sheriff Tim Howard inspects one of the 33 pounds of marijuana recently confiscated in Amherst


Sheriff Tim Howard inspects one of the 33 pounds of marijuana recently confiscated in Amherst

October 11, 2013 - Amherst, NY -  Sheriff Tim Howard inspects one of the 33 pounds of marijuana that was confiscated in Amherst by Erie County Sheriff's Narcotics Detectives. A 40 year old Brooklyn man was arrested and charged, but not before trying to run from police. The suspect, a Viet Nam native, has been in the US for approximately 20 years as a temporary visitor; he was paroled in 2007 following his 15 year sentence of an armed home invasion in Queens in 1992. The street value of the marijuana is estimated at more than $150,000.00.