Forty pounds of marijuana, $700,000 cash found in Thursday morning raids in Buffalo


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A search warrant executed at 675 LaSalle Street Thursday morning yielded forty pounds of marijuana.

In a second Thursday morning raid at an undisclosed Elmwood Avenue residence, members of the sheriff’s department’s Narcotics Unit found over $700,000 in U.S. currency.

Demetrius Johnson, 44, of Buffalo, was arrested following the raids. He was charged with a felony county of criminal possession of marijuana and is being held at the Erie County Holding Center pending arraignment.

According to sheriff’s reports, Johnson is a three-time convicted drug felon in New York State and a twice-convicted federal felon on drug-related charges. 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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