Four pounds of marijuana, over $3,000 cash found in Alden home

ALDEN, N.Y. (WIVB) – A two-month Narcotics Unit investigation culminated in the arrest of a Village of Alden man Friday morning.

The Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at the Exchange Street residence of Joseph Jurek, 28, at 7:30 a.m. Friday.

Narcotics Unit member recovered about four pounds of marijuana and $3,800 in cash.

Jurek was charged with a felony county of criminal possession of marijuana, as well as endangering the welfare of a child due to the fact that Jurek’s  one-month-old child was in the apartment at the time of the arrest.

Jurek is being held at the Erie County Holding Center pending his arraignment.

The Sheriff’s Office notified Child Protective Services for further investigation. 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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