Buffalo Police Officer Arrested on Drug Charges

November 21, 2013 Updated Nov 21, 2013 at 1:09 PM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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Buffalo Police Officer Arrested on Drug Charges

November 21, 2013 Updated Nov 21, 2013 at 1:09 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - A Buffalo Police Officer is behind bars after being arrested on drug charges.

29-year-old James Hamilton was arrested on multiple drug charges following a criminal complaint.

Attorneys say Hamilton, a probationary Buffalo Police Officer, sold almost three pounds of marijuana for $1,100 to a confidential source in the area of Bailey and Broadway in Buffalo.

Hamilton was then called down to Buffalo Police Headquarters at which time he was arrested.

He was found in possession of his department issued firearm at the time of his arrest.