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Buffalo man charged with gun, drug possession

STAFF REPORTS


BUFFALO -- Edwin Colon, 24, of Buffalo, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The charges carry a mandatory minimum sentenced of five years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $1,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth T. Molisani, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, on March 19, 2018, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence at 187 Hickory Street in Buffalo. Deputies recovered a .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol, 42 rounds of ammunition, and a quantity of cocaine. 
   
The defendant appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer for a detention hearing this morning and was released on conditions.

The complaint is the result of an investigation by the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Timothy Howard, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert.

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.