CONCORD—Joseph Ward, 35, of Buffalo, was arrested on April 8 at approximately 7:25 p.m. following a traffic stop on Route 219 in the Town of Concord.
Erie County Sheriff’s deputies stopped Ward after observing a vehicle traveling more than 80 miles per hour on Route 219. The investigation discovered that Ward had his driving permit suspended for failing to answer a summons. He admitted to the deputy there was marijuana and cocaine in the vehicle. A search discovered multiple bags of marijuana, two glass pipes, rolling papers, a grinder and a small bowl containing white powder residue and a plastic bag containing cocaine.
Ward was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor count of aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, unlawful possession of marijuana, speeding and other vehicle and traffic law violations.
Ward was held at the Erie County Holding Center pending his arraignment.