BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Buffalo Police were assisted by multiple agencies in conducting 103 search warrants throughout the city, resulting in the arrests of 63 people.
"Operation Power Sweep" began last Friday and continued through the weekend. It was the city's fourth series of drug raids this year aimed at stopping illegal activity and addressing quality of life issues.
On top of the arrests, police seized eight guns, crack cocaine, heroine, marijuana, assorted pills, and over $3,000 cash.
The following agencies assisted in the raids: DEA, Erie County Sheriff's Office, and SWAT teams from Amherst, Hamburg, Lancaster, Niagara County, State Police, and the Town of Tonawanda.
Many of the homes targeted in the raids were under investigation thanks to tips the city received from the the confidential tipline: 847-2255, the mayor's hotline: 311, and 911 calls.
At least four fire companies responded to a large house fire in Blasdell.
Buffalo Police have arrested 26-year-old Nicholas Finnegan of South Buffalo and charged him with pushing Russ Ross to his death.
The Niagara County Sheriff's is on the scene of a suspected meth lab in Cambria.
Police say there were 32 burglaries, 20 in Albion, five in Medina, four in Oakfield and three in the City of Lockport.
Berry admitted filing 122 false federal income tax returns for people who had died. He must pay restitution for the stolen money.
Six-year-old Nya Ricks was chosen to light Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Tree of Hope Friday night.