BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The NFTA Transit Police arrested four people at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport on Saturday night.
A spokesperson for the NFTA says the suspects were arrested after traveling from Sacramento, California on an American Airlines flight to Buffalo around 11 p.m. on Saturday.
Deon Burnett, 52, Deon Burnett Jr., 18, Jacari Brooks, 18 and Kevin Tucker, 49, are charged with first-degree criminal possession of marijuana.
An NFTA Transit Police K9 unit was able to detect 120 pounds of marijuana dispersed between six different checked bags. According to the NFTA, the drugs have a street value of $400,000,
Officers received info regarding possible transportation of large amount of marijuana on inbound flight to #bnia. K9 Zev positively alerted to presence of narcotic odor on bags where 120 lbs of marijuana was located. Approx worth $400,000! ￼#k9 #workingdog #policek9 #goodboy pic.twitter.com/wqF71jqvFK— NFTA Transit Police (@tapd1404) March 15, 2021