Buffalo Man Charged With Sale Of Cocaine

DUNKIRK – A Buffalo man is in Chautauqua County Jail awaiting arraignment for allegedly selling crack cocaine to undercover agents in the city of Dunkirk. It’s the third recent arrest involving a Buffalo resident selling drugs in the city.

Steven D. Douglas, 25, of Kail Street, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Dunkirk police on Monday took Douglas into custody after a three-month-long investigation. A secret grand jury issued a warrant for the Buffalo man’s arrest. The warrant was issued after the grand jury heard the case brought by the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office.

Information was relayed from the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force to the district attorney’s office, a police report noted.

Douglas on numerous occasions allegedly sold crack cocaine to agents in the drug task force in Dunkirk, police said. Douglas was taken to Dunkirk Jail and later remanded to County Jail. He is awaiting arraignment in front of County Court Judge John T. Ward.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

The district attorney’s office has been busy handling drug deals in Dunkirk involving Buffalo residents.

In February, the drug task force announced the apprehension of Rodney Clyburn, 32, of Buffalo. Clyburn was arrested on a warrant following a secret grand jury.

Clyburn was charged with multiple counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Police said Clyburn sold quantities of crack cocaine to agents of the drug task force on numerous occasions in Dunkirk. The investigation lasted three months.

Darryl Watkins, 51, of 385 Military Road, Buffalo, also was taken into custody in February on a warrant following a secret grand jury. The warrant was issued after the grand jury heard the case brought by the district attorney’s office.

Police said Watkins, too, sold quantities of crack cocaine to undercover agents over a three-month span.