Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty to Narcotics and Weapon Charges

Modified: February 6, 2018 5:17pm

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 37-year-old Arthur “Cutty” Lewis of Buffalo pleaded guilty before Erie County Court Judge Michael Pietruszka to Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree.

On February 25, 2016, the Buffalo Police Department executed a search warrant at the defendant’s home on Crossman Avenue. Inside the house, officers found a large bag containing more than four ounces of cocaine, paraphernalia used in the sale of narcotics, a loaded Glock 9mm pistol and $41,700 in cash.

The defendant has a criminal history. He previously spent 8 years in prison after being convicted of Attempted Assault in the First Degree in 2005.

Lewis faces a minimum of 8 years in prison when he is sentenced on Monday, April 30 at 9:30 a.m. by Judge Pietruszka.

DA Flynn commends Lieutenant Craig Leone and Detective Timothy Rooney of the Buffalo Police Department Narcotics Unit for their thorough investigation.

Assistant District Attorneys Justin T. Wallens and Rachel Kranitz-McPhee of the DA’s Narcotics Unit prosecuted the case.