A Cheektowaga man described by Erie County sheriff’s officials and Buffalo police narcotics officers as a major area drug supplier was arrested Wednesday at Grider Street and Delevan Avenue Wednesday with a large quantity of cocaine – and two daughters – in his car, authorities said.
Jacob Burkhard, 33, of Eggert Road, was arrested by officers armed with a vehicle search warrant who reported finding about 12 ounces of cocaine, with a street value of $20,000, in the car and Burkhard’s clothing, and about $18,000 in cash.
Burkhard, a four-time convicted felon on parole for drug possession, was released from prison about 90 days ago, police said. He was charged on felony drug possession counts that could send him back to prison for life.
He also was charged with two misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
Burkhard had his two daughters – a toddler and preschooler – with him in his car when he was arrested, sheriff’s Senior Detective Alan Rozansky said.
The arrest followed a six-month investigation. Burkhard will remain jailed, authorities said, until the case is sent to a felony court.