A former Lackawanna High School football and basketball star was arrested on federal drug charges this morning after an investigation by Blasdell Police, Hamburg Town Police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
Police charged Deron Adams, 30, with felony drug possession and conspiracy counts after arresting him around 8:30 a.m. at his home on Marlowe Avenue.
Investigators said they found drug scales, cash, cocaine, guns and a marijuana-growing operation in the house where Adams lives with his fiancee and four children.
30 year old Deron Adams is arrested on federal drug charges. He was brought down by the teamwork of Blasdell, Lackawanna, and Hamburg police and Drug Enforcement Administration agents. "He's an intimidating fellow. He's very large. He had played football in high school. He's into that Ultimate Fighting," said Nancy Cote, Resident Agent-in-Charge of the Buffalo D.E.A. office.
Besides a stash of marijuana, cocaine and crack cocaine police also find steroids, needles and prescription drugs in the house along with a rifle and shotgun. "This is a major dent in the drug operations in the City of Lackawanna. We considered Mr. Adams a high level dealer. Way above a street level dealer," said Lackawanna Police Chief Dennis O'Hara.
Adams played D-3 football pretty well at Rowen. He ran track at Alfred State. Later he played some semi-pro football. Adams was an MVP at the Casino Bowl (an All-Star game). Lately he decided to become an MMA star. Apparently at some the time he decided to become a dope pusher.