The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Buffalo says 27 year-old Tyler Craig Anderson and 26 year-old Robert Lincoln were indicted on charges of conspiracy to make false statements to purchase firearms.
Anderson also is charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana, maintaining a drug involved premises and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.
The charges stem from the Ellicott Police Department investigating complaints from area residents regarding “suspected drug dealing” at Anderson’s residence on Willard St. Ext.
On March 9, officers executed a search warrant on Anderson’s home and reportedly recovered cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, 14 firearms and ammunition.
Anderson was taken into custody following the search.
A subsequent investigation determined that at least three of the firearms were purchased by Lincoln in Russell, Pa, but shortly thereafter, he turned the firearms over to Anderson.