Seven in Buffalo, Lackawanna accused of drug trafficking

LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Seven people were arrested in Lackawanna and Buffalo after a federal investigation into narcotics trafficking.

The FBI working with Lackawanna Police Narcotics Unit say the seven suspects were trafficking crack and powder cocaine and prescription medication between Buffalo and Lackawanna. The suspects were arrested in raids on March 6, where officers also recovered drugs, a handgun and $96,000 in cash.

The following people are facing drug trafficking charges:

  • Morrell Buster, 41, of Elmer Street in Buffalo — Buster has since pleaded guilty of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.
  • Troy Colley, 52, of Dartmouth Street in Buffalo
  • William Jefferson, 44, of Clinton Street in Lackawanna
  • Anthony McCutcheon, 48, of East Amherst Street in Buffalo
  • Andre Owens, 49, of Odell Street in Lackawanna
  • Carmella Rivera, 54, of Fillmore Avenue in Buffalo
  • Deandre Sparks, 22, of Clinton Street in Lackawanna

All of the suspects face between five and 10 years in prison if convicted. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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