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Narcotics, handgun found during suspended license arrest

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Posted at 11:05 AM, Jan 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-25 11:07:53-05

Erie County Sheriff's Office says the Narcotics Unit arrested a man after discovering fentanyl, cocaine and a loaded handgun during a search of his car.

Around 1:45 p.m. on January 19, the Narcotics Unit approached a parked car driven by Marquis Shaw, 22, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say Shaw is known to have a suspended license. They removed him and his passenger, Elliot Dowell, 23, from the car.

Deputies searched the vehicle in a parking lot along William Street in Buffalo and found more than four ounces of fentanyl, one-quarter ounce of crack cocaine, a secreted loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun and various drug paraphernalia.

Shaw was arrested and charged criminal possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and possession of a narcotic, all felony counts, and criminal possession of a weapon.

He was also charged with a misdemeanor count of aggravated unlicensed operation and criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

Dowell was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. He was released on an appearance ticket.

Shaw is being held in the Erie County Holding Center on $200,000 bail.