Grand Island man arrested for marijuana sales in Orleans, WNY
YATES – A Grand Island man was arrested on Monday following a lengthy investigation into the sale and distribution of high-grade marijuana in Orleans, Niagara and Erie counties, the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force reported this afternoon.
The Task Force worked with the Erie County Narcotics Unit and the Niagara County Drug Task Force and seized over 6 pounds of high-grade marijuana with a street value of $30,000. The marijuana was being sent through the U.S. Postal Service from the state of California, the Task Force reported.
Police seized also seized scales, packaging and other drug paraphernalia.
Kuljit Singh, 24, of 95 Waterford Park in Grand Island was charged with one count of criminal sale of marijuana in the first degree, a C felony, and one count of criminal possession of marijuana in the second degree, a D felony.
Joseph Sacco, the Task Force supervisor, said packages of marijuana were being sent from California by priority mail to several different addresses in Erie, Niagara and Orleans counties, where the marijuana was then sold.
Singh would then vacuum seal amounts of U.S. currency and send it priority mail to several different addresses in California, the Task Force reported.
Sacco said the investigation continues and further arrests are expected.
Singh was arraigned in Yates Town Court by Town Justice Donald Grabowski. Singh was committed to the Orleans County Jail on $100,000 cash bail or $250,000.00 bond. He is scheduled to return to the Yates Town Court today at 7 p.m.
Singh was arraigned in Yates because one of the packages was delivered to a Yates address, Sacco said. Singh may face additional charges in the other jurisdictions, the Task Force reported.