86 per­cent of those held were blacks or His­pan­ics

The Buffalo News - - CITY&REGION - By Phil Fair­banks

In just three years, the num­ber of mar­i­juana ar­rests in Buf­falo dropped by more than half.

At the same time, the over­whelm­ing ma­jor­ity of peo­ple ar­rested con­tin­ued to be peo­ple of color.

A new study, re­leased Tues­day, found 86 per­cent of the peo­ple ar­rested for mar­i­juana pos­ses­sion in Buf­falo dur­ing the five-year pe­riod end­ing last year were black or His­panic.

In Erie County, peo­ple of color ac­counted

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