Marijuana seized at border
Border officers in Buffalo say they seized nearly 260 pounds of marijuana hidden in a tractor-trailer that was supposed to be carrying clothing.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that officers became suspicious about the boxes and their listed weight. An inspection revealed just over 257 pounds of marijuana.
The marijuana was seized at the Peace Bridge linking Buffalo and Fort Erie, Ont. There were no immediate arrests.
• TRESPASSING: Matthew A. Braunschweiger, 30, of 3015 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, was arrested at 3:51 p.m. Thursday at 1200 East Robinson St. for third-degree trespassing and trespassing. Bail was set at $250.
• BURGLARY: David L. Serrano, 47, of 311 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda, was arrested at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at police headquarters on a warrant for third-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief stemming from an incident which took place on March 31. He was held for court. He was also changed on a warrant for second-degree criminal trespassing and fourth-degree criminal mischief. Bail for those charges was set at $850.
• OBSTRUCTION OF BREATHING: Patrick F. Burns, 40, of 279 Wheatfield St., North Tonawanda, was arrested at 2:31 a.m. Thursday at his residence for criminal obstruction of breathing, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree harassment stemming from an apparent domestic dispute. He was held for court.
• MARIJUANA: Patrick A. Gossett, 17, of 181 Robert Drive, North Tonawanda, was arrested at 4:50 a.m. Wednesday on Robert Drive for unlawful possession of marijuana. He was released on his own recognizance.
• PETIT LARCENY: Andrew J. Lawson, 21, of 1289 Moll St., North Tonawanda, was arrested at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday at the Tops Market at 301 Meadow Drive for petit larceny after allegedly stealing from his employer. He was released on his own recognizance. He was held for court.