Buffalo Man Charged In Crack Bust

SALAMANCA- A Buffalo man was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance on Friday at 11:54 p.m.

An investigation lead by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task force resulted in charges against Demario A. Watkins, 32, of 18 Hoffman Place. These charges were a result of two separate incidents where he allegedly sold crack cocaine in Salamanca. Watkins was also charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after detectives allegedly found a small amount of crack cocaine in his back pocket.

Watkins was arraigned in Salamanca Court, where he was remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.

The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force is made up of members of the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police.