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Former City Councilman Arrested in Drug Raid

10:00 PM, May 2, 2011   |    comments
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BUFFALO, NY - Former Buffalo Common Councilman Brian Davis, who resigned from his Ellicott District post in 2009 after pleading guilty to misusing campaign funds, was arrested Saturday evening during a drug raid.

The drug raid went down around 6 p.m. after Erie County Sheriff's Deputies hit two homes where drugs, money, and weapons were seized.

Deputies raided the Nevada Street home belonging to Booker Davis, the half-brother of the former Councilman. They say Booker was dealing drugs from there. Deputies found 1 oz. of cocaine and a gun inside the home.
Brian Davis was also taken into custody. He was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and released on an appearance ticket. The deputies also raided the South Division Street home of George Davis who is identified as a nephew. Deputies seized 2 handguns and $4,000 in cash.

Captain Greg Savage calls today's raid a successful one.

"Despite the fact that we only recovered approximately an ounce of cocaine. We did recover 3 handguns as well as body armor. One of those was a stolen gun. The other one was a High-Point which is a very, it's a very common gun to be found on the street," said Savage.

Booker faces 2 counts of criminal possession and resisting arrest. Erie County Sheriff's say he tried to grab at a deputy's gun, but luckily the detective dislodged the magazine. Booker was taken to ECMC for observation after the scuffle.

Savage says this investigation began as a tip to the Sheriff's Office about a month ago. Buffalo police provided additional support during the execution of the raid.

Brian Davis will be seen in Buffalo City Court on Tuesday May 17.

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