Drug Raids in Niagara Falls Result in 6 Arrests (With Photos)

April 29, 2013 Updated Apr 30, 2013 at 8:15 AM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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April 29, 2013 Updated Apr 30, 2013 at 8:15 AM EDT

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) Nearly 100 law enforcement officers took part in Operation Spring Clean Up in the City of Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls Police led the effort and received assistance from over a dozen county, state, and federal agencies as part of a city wide crack-down on drug dealers.

During pre-dawn hours, officers executed six search warrants at locations suspected of housing low-level drug selling operations.

By mid-morning, six people were in custody, and authorities say the suspects will face a variety of felony and misdemeanor charges.

No incidents or injuries were reported during the drug raids, but in one case police say two suspects were smoking crack-cocaine pipes when a Swat Team from Buffalo Police burst through the door.

Niagara Falls Police Superintendent Bryan DalPorto saying the raids were meant to send a message that law enforcement is going after all drug dealers regardless of level.

"A clear message that Niagara Falls is no longer a place to sell drugs," said DalPorto during a morning news conference.