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Five time convicted felon arrested on drug dealing charges.

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Posted at 10:26 AM, Jan 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-03 10:26:36-05

Erie County Sheriff's Office says heroine, cocaine and loaded guns were found during a narcotics investigation.

Deputies say Tracy Bankston, 50, is a five time convicted felon who was arrested December 16 on drug dealing charges.

The Sheriff's Narcotics Unit and SWAT team executed a search warrant on a Benzinger Street residence. During the search, authorities found heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana, Suboxone, about $12,000, various drug packaging materials and paraphernalia, and a loaded Tech 9 pistol and a .357 revolver.

Officials say Bankston has a pending drug case in New York State Supreme Court. He was arrested and charged with two felony counts of criminal possession of a loaded firearm, a felony count of criminal possession of a narcotic with intent to sell, and a felony count of destroying evidence.

Deputies say Bankston was additionally charged with three counts of criminal use of drug paraphernalia, criminal possession of tow ounces or more of marijuana and criminal possession of a controlled substance, all misdemeanors.

Bankston is being held at the Erie County Holding Center without bail.