Buffalo Police Arrest Seven in University Heights

September 25, 2012 Updated Sep 25, 2012 at 6:49 PM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

September 25, 2012 Updated Sep 25, 2012 at 6:49 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - After a minor traffic violation, police in University Heights stumbled upon a major drug bust on Friday night.

Buffalo police arrested seven people, including four University Heights students, after the bust.

Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda explained officers saw an illegally parked vehicle on West Northrup Street. The officers "told someone to move the vehicle and they said they would. They came back 45 minutes later and it was still there."

"They exited their patrol vehicle and went into the yard, there was an open door they could see in the house. They walked in and talked to somebody and at that point they spotted a large amount of marijuana."

After getting a search warrant, officers found nine pounds of marijuana, eight ounces of ecstasy, half an ounce of cocaine, pills and $64-thousand.

Investigators believe the group was selling and distributing drugs from the West Northrup home.

University Heights is a popular place for frat houses and UB students to live.

Buffalo police is trying to crack down on crime in the area.

District Chief Kimberly Beaty says "we've increased our patrols to maintain safety in the neighborhood and maintain the quality of life for the people who live there."

University Police also often work with Buffalo Police investigators to curb crime in the area.