WEST VALLEY, N.Y. (WIVB) — A 20-year-old West Valley man is facing several drug charges after a mid-July crash.

Around 1:50 a.m. on July 19, Erie County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Genesee Road for a single-vehicle accident. They found Michael Moritz in the vehicle with a severe leg injury.

Moritz was rushed to Erie County Medical Center for treatment.

An investigation into the crash revealed marijuana, hallucinogenic mushrooms, about 9.5 ounces of cocaine, packaging material, a digital scale and almost $2,700, according to the ECSO.

The West Valley man was arrested on July 28 and is behind bars awaiting arraignment.

The 20-year-old is facing the following felony charges:

  • Criminal possession of a controlled substance – narcotic 8oz or more
  • Criminal possession of a hallucinogenic substance
  • Criminal possession of a stimulant with intent to sell
  • Criminal possession of a hallucinogenic with intent to sell

He’s also facing these charges:

  • DWI-Drug – misdemeanor
  • Two counts of criminal possession of drug paraphernalia – class-A misdemeanor
  • Unlawful possession of cannabis – more than 3oz
  • Four different vehicle and traffic law infractions

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