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(WNY News Now) – A Niagara Falls man, who was convicted of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, was sentenced to serve 60 months in prison.

Niagara Falls – On June 19, 2021, the Niagara Falls Police Narcotics Unit and Niagara County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at Lazarus R. Hayes, 34, residence on Pierce Avenue . During the search, they recovered from a bag belonging to co-defendant Gerald Harper approximately 93 grams of cocaine, 9 grams of fentanyl, 26 grams of amphetamine, 245 milligrams of hydrocodone, and 720 milligrams of oxycodone.

In addition, within Hayes’s residence, investigators seized approximately 8 grams of cocaine, 20 clonazepam tablets, a digital scale, two loaded firearms and $3,958 in cash.

Gerald Harper was previously convicted and sentenced.



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