Buffalo (WKBW) The Erie County Sheriffs Department tells Eyewitness News that former Buffalo Common Council member Brian Davis was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance following two drug raids Saturday night.
"He was not the target of our investigation, and we have no indication that he was involved in drug sales. He was at the house when the warrant was executed," Captain Greg Savage of the Erie County Sheriff's Department said.
According to police, Davis's brother Booker Davis attempted to flee out the back door during the first raid.
"He encountered our detectives in the rear, he actually grabbed one of our detective's guns. A fight ensued and he was forcibly subdued," Captain Savage said.
Booker Davis was charged with resisting arrest and criminal possession of both drugs and a weapon. Police recovered an ounce of cocaine on Booker Davis.
The second raid happened on South Division Street in Buffalo, home of Brian Davis's mother. Police found two illegal handguns, body armor, and a large amount of cash.
"We have no indication that Brian Davis was involved in any drug sales at all. His brother certainly was, and what the rest of the family may have known or participated in, we really have nothing else to indicate that they were," Captain Savage added.
Eyewitness News spoke to Mayor Byron Brown at an event Sunday, but the Mayor said he had "no comment at all."
The former Common Council member resigned in 2009 after he was found guilty of spending campaign contributions on personal items and falsifying records to cover it up. Brian Davis was issued an appearance ticket, and will be in court on May 17th.