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Police seize more than 150 pounds of weed, cash from Buffalo drug ring

Posted: 11:24 AM, Sep 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-07 00:53:52Z
Buffalo drug ring busted with 230 pounds of weed
Buffalo drug ring busted with 230 pounds of weed
Buffalo drug ring busted with 230 pounds of weed

The Erie County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit seized marijuana, cocaine and hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash from a Buffalo home after a month-long investigation.

On September 5th, deputies and detectives executed a search warrant at a home on Rensch Road. They found a felony amount of cocaine, 80 pounds of marijuana and $30,000 in cash. Throughout the week, the narcotics unit found more marijuana, totaling 150 pounds and more than $100,000 in cash from other locations.

Three people have been arrested and are being held at the Erie County Holding Center without bail, pending arraignment. They are 24 year-old Peter Hwang of Amherst, 21 year-old Rachel Minnolera of Lancaster and 27 year-old Steven Lin of New York City.

Hwang is charged with a felony count of criminal possession of marijuana, and criminal possession of a controlled substance – cocaine.  Minnolera is charged with a felony count of criminal possession of cocaine and a violation for unlawful possession of marijuana.  Lin is charged with a felony count of criminal possession of marijuana.

 

Correction: A previous version of the story started the narcotics unit seized more than 230 pounds of marijuana, it was 80 pounds initially and a total of 150 pounds through the week.

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