BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - The Cheektowaga Police Department seized more than 200 pounds of Marijuana, $330 thousand dollars in cash and stolen weapons. A drug bust that Captain Jim Speyer said is making history at the at the department.
"This is the biggest cash seizure that this departments ever made and the biggest marijuana seizure that this department's ever been responsible for. The detectives did an incredible about of work. Their diligence and paying attention to details and following up on tips, surveillance and undercover work paid off," Speyer said.
Police said Antoine Parker is the man responsible. Parker was brought into custody facing numerous drug and weapons charges.
Authorities found the goods after searching his Cheektowaga home, car and two storage facilities utilized by Parker last Wednesday.
"The marijuana had a street value of more than $430 thousand," Speyer said.
Police said Parker has been involved with this drug operation for more than three years. Michelle Spahn with the Drug Enforcement Administration said it was the teamwork of many departments that helped bring him to justice.
"This is another example of the true success that results from the collaborative effort of the DEA, Cheetowaga Police Department and other agencies," Spahn said.
Police said the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are possible.
If convicted Parker could face up to life in prison or a $1 million fine.