Man who had 35 mason jars filled with marijuana pleads guilty


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – On Friday, a man who assaulted a 17-year-old girl and had 35 mason jars of marijuana in his vehicle pleaded guilty to all the charges he faced.

Last May, the teen’s grandmother contacted State Police, saying the girl was missing and was traveling in the company of 26-year-old Sean Reed of Niagara Falls. Troopers pinged the teen’s cell phone and found Reed’s Cadillac Escalade on Main Street in the Village of Angola.

Officers found the girl and observed facial injuries. Though she initially denied it, police say she eventually admitted Reed had punched her in the face, breaking her nose.

Reed was taken into custody and inside his vehicle police found 35 mason jars filled with marijuana, a safe with $4,500 in cash, and over a half ounce of cocaine. In the apartment in Angola that Reed had been visiting, officers found a loaded semi-automatic pistol, another mason jar, and a delivery log.

Prosecutors say Reed’s convictions go back nearly a decade and include unauthorized use of a vehicle, driving under the influence of drugs, narcotics possession and menacing.

Reed will be sentenced in April on charges of second degree criminal possessio nof a weapon, third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third degree criminal possession of marijuana and third degree assault. He faces a minimum sentence of three-and-a-half years and a maximum sentence of 23-and-a-half-years in prison.

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