BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has confirmed for News 4 that as they were busting an alleged motorcycle gang for cocaine trafficking, they arrested the chairman of a city police commission.
Ricky Allen, Sr., who serves as interim chairman of the Buffalo Common Council's Joint Commission to Examine Police Reorganization was arrested at his home Thursday morning.
The investigation led by the DEA, and assisted by the FBI, New York State Police, Amherst Police, and Buffalo Police targeted crack cocaine trafficking by members of the Afro Dogs motorcycle club.
The DEA says 11 or 12 people were arrested Thursday morning, and more arrests may be coming.
Allen and the others will be facing federal drug charges Thursday morning and a press conference is scheduled for Thursday afternoon.
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