ECSO seizes drugs, weapons and cash during east side raid

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Erie County Sheriff’s Office announced a major drug raid conducted Thursday evening by the ECSO Narcotics Unit.

Sheriff Timothy Howard said in a news conference that the investigation started two months ago after receiving information about drug dealing on their tip line.

Deputies say 41 year-old Calvin Young was dealing a large amount of drugs out of an apartment on East North Street. Authorities say known drug dealers and users were routinely coming in and out of the apartment.

During a search of the apartment Thursday, detectives said they seized approximately $70,000 in cash, three pounds of cocaine, one pound of marijuana, one ounce of heroin and two firearms.

ECSO told News 4 one of the handguns was stolen in the same burglary as a handgun recovered by the Narcotics Unit on a different raid unrelated, about a month ago.

When deputies showed up to the apartment Thursday, they said Young and a 13 year-old family member tried running away.

Sheriff Howard said the child had plastic gloves on, the same kind of gloves detectives use when handling drug raids.

The 13 year-old boy is now with Child Protective Services.

Young is arrested for criminal possession with intent to sell, criminal possession of narcotics, loaded firearm, stolen handgun, a misdemeanor for drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of a child.

ECSO says Young was on probation during the arrest. This is the fourth time Young was arrested while armed. He’s currently being held at the Erie County Holding Center. 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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