Modified: March 22, 2018 8:36am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 26-year-old Andre Davis of Buffalo pleaded guilty before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree.
Co-defendant David Douglas, 19, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty before Judge Bargnesi to one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree
Both defendants pleaded guilty the highest possible charge.
On July 30, 2017, Buffalo Police Department narcotics officers executed a search warrant at a house on West Avenue in the City of Buffalo. Both Davis and Douglas were present as narcotics officers entered the home. Police recovered 114 bags of heroin and fentanyl, packaged for sale, from Davis’ pocket. Also, officers recovered two, loaded semi-automatic pistols located near the defendants.
DNA evidence linked the .45 caliber pistol to Davis and the 9mm pistol to Douglas.
Davis faces a maximum of 24 years in prison when he is sentenced on May 22, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. before Judge Bargnesi. Douglas, who is scheduled to be sentenced at the same time, faces a maximum of 15 years in prison.
DA Flynn commends the thorough investigative work by Detectives Bart Adams, Leo McGrath and Tom Nunan of the Buffalo Police Department.
Assistant District Attorney James W. Mansour, II of the DA’s Narcotics Bureau prosecuted the case.