Police bust local marijuana grow operation, find cocaine, heroin

Posted at 3:54 PM, Apr 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-17 16:19:28-04

Three suspects have been arrested in connection to a marijuana grow operation, according to the Erie County Sheriff's Office Narcotic Unit. 

On April 16th, the Narcotic Unit and Kenmore Police located a vehicle suspected of transporting heroin between the City of Buffalo and Village of Kenmore. Deputies stopped the vehicle after the driver violated traffic laws. The driver and passenger, 41-year-old Christian Roberts and 34-year-old Kari McKeever, were in possession of multiple bags of heroin and needles, according to police. They were then taken into custody.

Officials then executed a search warrant of Roberts home in Kenmore. Officers found a marijuana growing operation with over 200 marijuana plants. Also found during the raid, was a rifle, cocaine, packing materials, digital scales, and cutting supplies. Roberts' roommate and relative, John Abounader, was in the home at the time and taken into custody.

Roberts and McKeever have received multiple charges including criminal possession of a controlled substance. Abounader was charged with criminal possession of a narcotic with intent to sell, criminal possession of a weapon, and other charges.

The individuals are currently being held at the Erie County Holding Center awaiting arraignment in Village of Kenmore court. 

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