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May 8, 2009

CRIME: Cops raid North Tonawanda drug house

North Tonawanda police and several other area law enforcement agencies raided a Courtside Drive apartment Thursday morning, arresting two suspected drug dealers.

Shonika C. Lamar, 21 and Demetrious O. Sayles, 31, both of 23A Courtside Drive, were both charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, B felonies.

Police seized 71 grams of cocaine, a vehicle and an undisclosed amount of money from the apartment, according to North Tonawanda Police Capt. William Hall.

NT police, acting on a tip from the Erie County sheriff’s department, executed a search warrant about 9:30 a.m. Assisting them were members of the Niagara County Drug Task Force, a Lockport police K-9 unit and NT SWAT.

“Erie County (sheriff’s deputies) received information that the person living at the residence was selling drugs,” Hall said. Lamar and Sayles were arrested without incident. The two were held and expected this morning in North Tonawanda City Court to be arraigned, Hall said.

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