BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo Police teamed up with concerned neighbors in the Lovejoy-Kaisertown area in hopes of cracking down on the drug problem there.
Buffalo police conducted 15 raids at several homes Friday, leading to the arrest of nine people.
Police say during the raids they found a range of different drugs like heroin, marijuana and crack cocaine.
During one search warrant executed on Oberlin Avenue authorities arrested five people, recovered two guns that police say were stolen from Las Vegas and seized crack cocaine.
The raids were the work of Buffalo police and the community working together over the last several months.
Police say the raids will help clean up the streets in the Lovejoy neighborhood.
“It’s going to put a big dent in the area. Last year when we did this it really made a big difference. It just slowly started coming back again so we wanted to hit it again this year and we’re going to continue to do it. We’re going to follow up on it and the neighborhood is going to help us this time,” said Captain Steve Nichols with Buffalo Police.
Over the last three weeks, officers have carried out 23 raids and expect more arrests to come.
Police say they are going to continue to work with the community in hopes of improving the area.
The video is courtesy the City of Buffalo’s Government Channel.