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Cocaine and handguns recovered after execution of search warrant on Ericson Avenue

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Posted at 12:53 PM, Jul 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-27 12:54:29-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Erie County Sheriff's Office announced cocaine and handguns were recovered after the execution of a search warrant on Ericson Avenue.

The search warrant was executed by members of the Erie County Sheriff’s Narcotic and Intelligence Unit and Department of Homeland Security - Homeland Security Investigations on Wednesday after a three-month joint investigation.

The sheriff's office said over a half kilo of cocaine and four handguns were recovered, and one of the guns was confirmed stolen.

53-year-old Barry Martin was arrested and charged with:

  • One felony count of criminal possession of a narcotic – 8-ounce or more
  • Four felony counts of criminal possession of a loaded firearm
  • One felony count of criminal possession of stolen property – firearms

Martin is held at the Erie County Holding Center pending his arraignment.