Niagara Gazette

Crime

September 12, 2013

Pot charge dismissed for Bills' Nigel Bradham

Buffalo Bills linebacker Nigel Bradham’s possession of marijuana charge will be dropped in six months if he obeys the law, a town judge ruled Wednesday evening. 

Town Justice Daniel Cavarello adjourned Bradham’s case in contemplation of dismissal — a standard ruling for a first-time non-criminal offense. 

“If you live a law-abiding life ... the charges will be dismissed,” Cavarello told Bradham, who appeared in court with his lawyer, Michael Caffery. 

If Bradham has another run-in with the law during that time, the charge can be restored and he will have to appear in court on March 12, Cavarello said. 

Bradham, 23, wore a black suit to Wednesday’s hearing and remained for most of the proceeding. Bradham and Caffery declined to comment on the case.  

Bradham was pulled over at 2:01 a.m. Aug. 17 on Sheridan Drive for a window tint violation, the town’s police report states. Officer Howard Scholl smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and asked Bradham if he had any drugs in the car.

Bradham, who was driving a car with Florida license plates, initially denied having any drugs in the car. The officer again asked Bradham where the drugs were.

“(He) opened a center glove compartment and handed me a zip lock baggy,” the police report, which did not mention any passengers in the vehicle, states. “I asked (Bradham) what was in the zip lock bag and he stated ‘marijuana.’”

Lt. Nicholas Bado said the amount of the drug was too small to hold Bradham, and police issued him an appearance ticket for marijuana possession and a traffic ticket for the window tint violation.

Cavarello also dismissed the window tint violation, as Bradham and Caffery confirmed the problem had been fixed. 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Crime
Featured Ads
House Ads
AP Video
Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp
Opinion
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page