Buffalo Operation Impact Arrests

January 24, 2011 Updated Jan 24, 2011 at 5:41 PM EDT

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Buffalo Operation Impact Arrests

January 24, 2011 Updated Jan 24, 2011 at 5:41 PM EDT

( release ) On January 20, 2011 at 9:15 P.M., Troopers conducted a traffic stop on Fillmore Avenue in the City of Buffalo when a vehicle rolled through a Stop Sign. The driver was identified as Daniel P. Williams, age 23, of Girard place, Buffalo, N.Y., was arrested for having two active Arrest Warrants for Assault and Harassment in the City of Buffalo. Additionally, the passenger in the car was identified as David B. Combs, age 36, of Buffalo, N.Y., was also wanted on an active Felony Arrest Warrant for being a material witness in a homicide investigation.

At 10:35PM Troopers were patrolling the area of Bailey Ave., in the City of Buffalo, when they stopped a vehicle for inadequate headlights. The driver was identified as Elestra Lane Jr., age 52, of Floss Ave. Buffalo, N.Y., who appeared to be intoxicated. Lane was given Standardized Field Sobriety tests and was found to have cocaine in his possession. Lane also had two children less than 16 years of age in the back seat of the car. Lane was taken into custody and charged with Felony, Driving While in Intoxicated, Felony, Driving while intoxicated with a child in the Vehicle who’s less than 16 years of age; (Leandra’s Law). Criminal Possession of a controlled substance in the 5th degree, False Personation, Criminal Impersonation 2nd, Endangering the Welfare of a child, and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. Lane later tested as having a .16% BAC. The adult passenger, Sandra McGee, age 41, of Buffalo, N.Y., was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th degree. Both parties were remanded to the Erie County Holding Center.

On January 21, 2011 Troopers conducted a traffic stop at approximately 6:30 PM on Bailey Ave at Broadway for speeding. Subsequent to the interview of the operator Johnnie Boans, 19, of Buffalo and the passenger Dequan Hughes, 16, of Buffalo Troopers observed marijuana in plain view. Troopers searched the vehicle and found 35 glass jars containing marijuana. Both Boans and Hughes were charged with criminal possession of marijuana 5th and transported to the Erie County Holding Center were they where processed and held pending arraignment in the morning.

Troopers conducted a traffic stop at approximately 11:25 PM on Schuele at E. Ferry for failure to dim headlights. During the interview of the operator Douglas Washington Jr, 27, of Buffalo and the passenger Edward Fomby Jr, 26, of Buffalo Troopers observed marijuana in plain view in the back seat of their car, further investigation yielded seven plastic baggies containing cocaine and a approximately 14 grams of marijuana. Washington was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and vehicle and traffic violations and Fomby was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance 5th and criminal possession of a controlled substance 3rd along with open alcohol container in a vehicle. Washington and Fomby were transported to the Erie County Holding Center and processed, Fomby was held pending arraignment and Washington was issued an appearance ticket and released.

On 01/22/11 at approximately 5:10pm Operation Impact Troopers stopped a vehicle on Doat St for loud exhaust. During the traffic stop it was determined that two passengers had active warrants. Damian A. Luciano, age 28, of Buffalo had a warrant for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th out of West Seneca. When Luciano exited the vehicle he dropped a bag of marijuana. Luciano was searched and found in possession of a glass smoking pipe with crack residue. Luciano was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th. The second passenger, Rayshawn A. Reed, age 29, of Buffalo had a warrant for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th out of the City of Buffalo. During processing at the Erie County Holding Center two bags of crack cocaine were located in Reed’s possession. Reed was subsequently charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th and Promoting Prison Contraband. Both subjects were held at the Erie County Holding Center awaiting arraignment.