Social media post leads to arrest for probationer

PHOTO FROM ERIE COUNTY PROBATION DEPARTMENT Marijuana, pills, scales, and other items were uncovered at a Buffalo home after probation officers searched it.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A social media post lead to the arrest of an Erie County probationer.

According to the Erie County Probation Division, probation officers conducted a search of a home at 166 Bickford Ave. in Buffalo after a probationer had made a post on social media with a gun.

Probation officers were assisted by a Buffalo Police K9 unit and uncovered a quantity of marijuana, pills, scales, and packaging material while at the home. Officers also located over 50 rounds of .45 caliber ammunition at the residence.

Two individuals at the address have been charged with fifth degree criminal possession of marijuana. A second search of another probationer resulted in the confiscation of a replica handgun. That individual is being supervised following a weapons conviction. 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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