Driver allegedly had small amount of crack cocaine

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A driver who was stopped because of a brake light was carrying crack cocaine, according to New York State Police.

Troopers stopped a vehicle on Clinton Street in Buffalo when they arrested 22-year-old Shaheed Battles of Buffalo. Police say they were arresting Battles for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation when they found a small amount of crack cocaine. He was additionally charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

He was processed at the Holding Center pending his arraignment. 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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