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Convicted felon caught with drugs, guns and counterfeit bills

A traffic stop sparked a raid on a Madison Street home in Buffalo that resulted in the seizure of nearly 1.5 kilos of cocaine, drug paraphernalia, six loaded handguns, ammunition, an unknown amount of counterfeit bills and more than $40,000 in U.S. currency.

Anthony Neasman, 44, was stopped by Erie County Sheriff's deputies on Tuesday. Deputies say they found crack and cocaine in his vehicle. That led to a search warrant of his Madison Street home.

They say a separate raid at another undisclosed Buffalo address led to the discovery of an additional $250,000, three handguns, a rifle and a large quantity of fentanyl and marijuana.

Neasman faces numerous charges: an A-1 felony for criminal possession of narcotics, as well as felony charges for criminal possession of a narcotic with intent to sell, four counts of criminal possession of a loaded firearm, a count of criminal possession of a weapon-ammunition feeding device, two counts of criminal possession-defaced firearm, a count of criminal possession of stolen property-firearm and three misdemeanor counts of criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies say Neasman has two prior felony convictions: manslaughter in 1994 and criminal possession of a weapon. Neasman and had been out on bail for an arrest in Buffalo on Dec. 9.

Mark Wozniak, WBFO's local All Things Considered host, has been at WBFO since mid-1978.