© 2022 Western New York Public Broadcasting Association

140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202

Mailing Address:
Horizons Plaza P.O. Box 1263
Buffalo, NY 14240-1263

Buffalo Toronto Public Media | Phone 716-845-7000
WBFO Newsroom | Phone: 716-845-7040
Your NPR Station
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Eighty Pounds of Cocaine Seized in Record Bust

By Associated Pres

Buffalo, NY – Two brothers have been charged after a raid on a home in Buffalo turned up more than 80 pounds of cocaine.

Johnnie Smith, 30, and Joseph Smith, 32, were arrested after a three-month investigation into the cocaine trade in the Buffalo area.

Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard says the cocaine had a street value of more than $1 million, making the drug bust one of the biggest ever in the Buffalo area.