Police Found Cocaine Scale, Gun in Home With Children, Attorney General

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BUFFALO, NY – A Buffalo man is facing 15 years in prison after police found a loaded gun and digital scale with cocaine residue in a home along with two children.

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn said 35-year-old Lemuel Figueroa of Buffalo was charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree (Class “C” violent felony), one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Class “A” misdemeanors).

“It is alleged that on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at approximately 12:50 p.m., Erie County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics and Intelligence Unit executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence on East Amherst Street in the City of Buffalo,” according to court records. “Inside of the apartment, investigators allegedly found an illegal loaded pistol and a digital scale with suspected cocaine residue. Two children allegedly reside in the home.”

Figueroa is scheduled to return to Buffalo City Court on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. for a felony hearing. He was remanded without bail.

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